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Alpine Guide of Courmayeur

Mont Blanc du Tacul Couloir GervasuttiToday 27/05/2019

info & prenotazioni

An enormous gully descending for 600 metres which is named after the great climber Giusto Gervasutti who with Renato Chabod on 13th August 1934 climbed it for the first time ever. Sylvain Saudan was the first to ski down it on 16th October 1968.

There are a series of seracs just below the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul. An off piste descent only suitable for expert skiers, who are capable on slopes up to 50°-60° steepness. Only possible when snow conditions are perfect.

Time: 6 hrs return

vertical height climb: 600m

vertical height drop: 600m

Climb difficulty: 2/5 PD

Descent difficulty: 5/5 (expert)

Slope steepness: 50°-60°

Physical preparation: 4/5

Danger level: 3/5

Available: From October to July

Cost: 900 euros per 1 person

Cost includes

– guides services and assistance

– insurance for mountain rescue in case of accident

Not included

– return cable car ticket Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi 42,50 + 9 euros for guide

– ticket on Montenvers funicular 20 euros + 9 euros for guide

In case of bad weather the excursion will be cancelled and cost refunded.

If skiers are unable to complete the descent due to insufficient skiing ability no refund will be given.

To book, fill in booking form, send an e-mail or call Edmond Joyeusaz on:

0039 335 6156885 / 0039 0165 897627


EQUIPMENT Take only essentials, heavy rucksacks slow you down!

  • 30 litre rucksack
  • Climbing belt and ARVA will be provided by guide if necessary


  • usual ski equipment
  • climbing harness
  • ice axe (max 60cm)
  • classic crampons with anit-balling plate
  • ski touring boots
  • ARVA
  • helmet
  • telescopic poles


  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • ski hat
  • ski gloves
  • thermal underwear
  • polo neck
  • fleece or wind stopper
  • ski jacket
  • ski pants
  • ski socks


  • shovel and probe
  • ski goggles
  • camera
  • water bottle
  • energy bar, dried fruit, chocolate, roll…
  • tissues

Couloir Gervasutti

Climbing Mont Blanc from Courmayeur and Chamonix with private guide, Glacier Travel, mountaineering and off piste skiing