Le Mesules, north couloir, Sella

★ S+N
+ 350 m
- 1050 m
∧ sect. 45/50°
Ski: 4.3
Alp: PD+
Exp: E2

A steep couloir in the north part of Sella group with a complicated entrance because of a big cornice. It’s easy to link this couloir with the classic descents of Culea and Setus Valley or the difficult couloirs on the west side of the Torre del Murfreid.

From rifugio Boè climb to the summit of Antersas 2907 m (same way of Setus valley itinerarie) and ski down a steep slope on the opposite side till you reach a flat area (summer path signposts). From here proceed diagonally uphill to the left, crossing various section of hollows, aiming directly for Sella del Pisciadù 2908 m and the nearby summit of Le Mesules 2999 m. Just before the west summit you can see the couloir entrance on your right and find out where is better to enter (a short abseil is often necessary to pass the cornice).

Gear: rope

A: Sass dai Ciamorces, north couloir

B: Le Mesules, north couloir