After the ascent of the Goulotte Bodin Afanasieff yesterday and a night in the Cosmique hut, Alex, Frederic and I left for the Couloir Macho on Mont Blanc du Tacul.
Mont Blanc du Tacul – Couloir Macho (Â© P. Gatta)
The approach to the base of the Macho Couloir is relatively short, 1 hour from the Cosmique hut.
On the way to the Couloir Macho (Â© P. Gatta)
We passed the shrund on the right, crossed to the left and climbed the couloir staying close to the rocks on the right.
Couloir Macho (Â© P. Gatta)
The Couloir is graded 800m, IV, 2, 70Â°.
Alex in Couloir Macho (Â© P. Gatta)
The couloir was in very good condition (hard snow) and the exit was in grey ice.
End of Couloir Macho (Â© A. Chabot)