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Punta Parrot – Cavanna/Gabbio Route 07.05.2015

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
Parrot-line

Parrot

Heli

crew-at-the-top
The crew at the top after the short climb

Parrot-top
Top part of the line

Teo
Matteo Calcamuggi dropping in first after have checked (on the rope)the stability of the snow

Rouge
Roberto “Rouge” Rossi

Teo

Rouge

Luca
The entry onto the second face was pretty steep

Cala
em>Cala Cimenti

Cala

Rouge

Lorenzo
Lorenzo Pernigotti getting face shots at 4000 meters !!

Lorenzo

Teo
Matteo ripping

Teo-3

Luca

Luca

Rouge

Rouge

Teo

crevasses

Parrot
What a place !

Rouge-&-Lorenzo
Rouge and Lorenzo contemplating (after the exposed traverse) the line just skied

Cala
Still 2000 vertical meters of perfect corn to ski !!

Vincent & Giordani
The North Faces of Pyramid Vincent on the right and Punta Giordani on the left

crew
Having a break half way down the glacier

Parrot-&-Gnifetti
Punta Parrot on the left and Punta Gnifetti on the right

Cala-&-Roby

Cala-&-Roby
Still a long walk to Alagna

WATCH THE VIDEO :

 

https://vimeo.com/128343263

Via Gabbio Cavanna / Punta Parrot // Monte Rosa from matteo calcamuggi on Vimeo.

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