Ski Marbrées Couloir
Approaching the Col de Rodhefort & Couloir Marbrees
With the magnificent Dent du Geant beyond. Note that this team is 'booting' up the glacier without being roped. This is not recommended. There are some large crevasses crossed on the approach and a winter snow cover is no gaurantee of strong crevasse bridges. Climb up on skis with skins on and rope up.
The Stunning Scenic Ski Approach to the Marbrees Couloir
With the main Mont Blanc Massif in the background
Matt & Rachel on the Steep Initial Traverse in to the Marbrees Couloir
This passage, and much of the couloir, can be easily viewed from a rocky promontory prior to entering
'Opening Up' on the sustained but less steep lower section of the Couloir
We skied the couloir under chalky hard pack snow. This provided a firm and grippy base good for steep skiing but gave quite a consequential feel in that a slip would have become a slide.