The S (north) couloir
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This 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.
This is the main couloir on Ptarmigan.
Snow pickets or running belay if you feel its necessary.