2690 m ; 150 m 50 ; 650 40 – 45 ; North ; TD ; 5.2 / E2
The next day we decided to try ski the Vallencant couloir, also known as the priest’s couloir.
It took us almost 3 hours to climb the airy ridge in 1 m of snow, digging deep corridors and smashing huge snow mushrooms on the way.
At the first turn in the short couloir just before the last 30 m climb to reach the entry of the couloir I was almost taken away by a slab.
The top 150 m of the couloir was pretty rocky and in hard snow.
In the rest of the couloir the snow was just perfect.
The snow started to get pretty heavy in the afternoon so we decided that we’d had enough for the day and we started a long après ski, where we met the American guys of Transworld Snowboarding mag and Absinthe production.
With Luca Rolli, Christian Leischner, Tazio Isgro Themel and Giacomo Schenardi.
Thanks a lot to the Cortina Tourism Office for the help :
and to the Olympia International camping for the hospitality :