Pic de la Belle Etoile south couloir from Prabert

2718 meters (8918 feet)


Type: Round-Trip
Sports: Ski-Touring
Lowest Point: 1088 meters (3570 feet)
Vertical Climbed: 1870 meters (6135 feet)
Duration: 0.5 day(s)

Created on: 01-May-2014 by davidof
Aspect: North
Difficulty: 3.3/E2
Remarks: Classic long ski tour in the Belledonne range with some skinning and reskinning exercises. The S couloir and E slopes below the Aigleton take the sun - take care with timing in the spring. Couloir is 40 degrees / 50 meters.


From Prabert climb to the habert d'Aiguibelle (1740m) then to the NE to the Col de l'Aigleton (2266m). Remove skins and descend East into the Riviers valley to 2140 meters. Reskin and climb to the NE to the lac du Grand Clot (2435m) then turn north into a large bowl, directly ahead is the South Couloir of the Belle Etoile. Climb the final 50 meters to the summit from the col.

Climb: 1570 from the pumping station at 1400m.

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