The S (north) couloir
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|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 2000 ft|
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|Shared By:||L. Von Dommelheimer on Oct 29, 2014|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionThis is the wide couloir that is used for access to many of the routes on Ptarmigan's main face. You can take the couloir to the ridge and then summit. For most, this route is not an objective. It gained some infamy in the 1997 UAA accident which killed two. (Accidents in North American Mountaineering, Volume 7 issue 3, 1998 p.23)
Avalanches occur here, use caution.
This couloir sees regular ski descents.
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