search instagram arrow-down

Couloir Buccella/Bauer 28.02.2014

2750 m ; 400 m 45°; East ; D ; 4.3/ E3

It was one of those days in Helbronner, lapping untracked light powder under the cables untill midday when it became to warm to ride the south face. Despite this, I was still keen to ride and at the bar I met Dave Rosembarger and John Minogue. They wanted to ride something different and possibly north facing. We decided to go and have a look at the east couloir of “Tete d’Arp” above Courmayeur, a line I had been looking at for a while but had never found the time to go and try it, today was the right day for it.

From Youla we took the high traverse and then climbed up the ridge. The final traverse that leads to the top of the couloir was pretty rocky and delicate. There was a 12 meters rapp in the middle of the couloir; we looked a while for the belay but could not find it. In the meantime the weather was coming in and the spindrift started to come down heavily, luckily Ross managed to hook a rocky flake with a sling and set up a new belay. The snow was perfect and we managed to come out the couloir just in time before it started snowing.

Traversing towards the couloir, under the summit rocks

Dave, first turns in the couloir


John above the rapp



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo di

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Google photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Connessione a %s...

Questo sito utilizza Akismet per ridurre lo spam. Scopri come vengono elaborati i dati derivati dai commenti.

%d blogger hanno fatto clic su Mi Piace per questo: