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Adèle Planchard, col des neiges, col de la casse déserte, refuge du Promontoire

Distance_16x16 7.8 km Ascent_16x16 1,193 m Vertical_drop_16x16 1,285 m
Grade : D8 R1
Duration : Ascent_16x16 0min Vertical_drop_16x16 0min
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Steps for this ski itinerary

  • 1
    Hut_16o Refuge Adèle Planchard 3169
    | Altitude : 3,169m
  • 2
    Glacier_16o Glacier Supérieur des Agneaux
    Distance_16x16 989 m, Ascent_16x16 185 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 5 m
    • Traverse at the same elevation towards southeast.
    • Pass at the bottom of a rocky buttress;
    • Go up towards col de la casse déserte.
  • 3
    Saddle_16o Col des Neiges
    | Altitude : 3,348m
    • You arrive to the saddle des neiges.
  • 4
    Path_16o
    Distance_16x16 97 m, Ascent_16x16 0 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 30 m
    • Go down towards east.
    • 35° gully.
  • 5
    Glacier_16o Glacier de la Casse Déserte
    Distance_16x16 429 m, Ascent_16x16 161 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 0 m
    • Go up towards col des neiges.
    • Short steep section (40°).
  • 6
    Saddle_16o Col de la Casse Déserte
    | Altitude : 3,483m
  • 7
    Glacier_16o Glacier de la Grande Ruine
    Distance_16x16 3303 m, Ascent_16x16 38 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 1230 m
    • Go down the 35° couloir.
    • Pass the 2(st/nd/th) crevasse on its right.
    • Pass the 1(st/nd/th) crevasse on its left.
    • Downhill traverse to your right.
    • Down in the valleys.
    • Before you reach the bottom of the valley, traverse north.
  • 8
    Hut_16o Refuge du Châtelleret
    | Altitude : 2,225m
    • Go near the hut (refuge de chatélleret).
  • 9
    Path_16o
    Distance_16x16 2940 m, Ascent_16x16 809 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 20 m
    • Up the valley : "vallon des etançons".
    • Reach the top of the moraine.
    • Follow the moraine.
    • It's better to avoid potential avalanches.
    • Go around the rocky bastion on the left.
    • Go to the hut (refuge du promontoire).
  • 10
    Hut_16o Refuge du Promontoire
    | Altitude : 3,092m

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Informations about this ski touring itinerary

Distance : 7.8 km
Ascent : 1,193 m
Vertical drop : 1,285 m
Ascent duration : 0min
Descent duration : 0min
Main exposition : unspecified
Global grade : unspecified Help_16x16
Commitment grade : unspecified Help_16x16
Grade up : unspecified Help_16x16
Downhill ski grade : D8 Help_16x16
Risk grade : R1 Help_16x16
Max slope : unspecified

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Période 1 : good period
Période 2 : best period
  • There can be some portage from the beginning of may.
Période 3 : bad period
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Contributors : Seb (created on 21 May 2015) , Seb (checked on 28 May 2015) , Elevation Courtesy of MapQuest