Yes, this time we have sinned.
It is the first time in my life that I take the Heli to ride a steep line.
The porpouse was to spend a day together with my good friends that are part of the so-called “discomfort Team”.
I rarely have the possibility of riding with them during the winter because everyone is away, lost in his own project.
Today we have been lucky finding perfect snow conditions on the North East face of Punta Parrot.
Our first goal was the Italian Route (more on the skiers right) but it looked too rocky from the Heli; that is why we changed our goal.
Punta Parrot offers 3 top class steep skiing lines.
It does not happen too often to get face shoots over 4000 m.
Riding wise, the best day of the season so far !
4634 m ; 700 m 45°- 50°; North – North East ; TD ; 5.2/ E3
The crew at the top after the short climb
Top part of the line
Matteo Calcamuggi dropping in first after have checked (on the rope)the stability of the snow
Roberto “Rouge” Rossi
The entry onto the second face was pretty steep
Lorenzo Pernigotti getting face shots at 4000 meters !!
What a place !
Rouge and Lorenzo contemplating (after the exposed traverse) the line just skied
Still 2000 vertical meters of perfect corn to ski !!
The North Faces of Pyramid Vincent on the right and Punta Giordani on the left
Having a break half way down the glacier
Punta Parrot on the left and Punta Gnifetti on the right
Still a long walk to Alagna
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Via Gabbio Cavanna / Punta Parrot // Monte Rosa from matteo calcamuggi on Vimeo.