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black Mount Mahler Couloirs

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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,201' -366 m
High: 11,935' 3,638 m
Low: 10,734' 3,272 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 32% (18°)
Max Slope: 45% (24°)
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Trail shared by Bryan Hird

Avalanche risk for May 22, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

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Some avy danger in and below the couloir, so avoid skiing it after storms.

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Enjoy this sweet line from the top of the Mount Mahler ridge in the beautiful Mahler and Richthofen Cirque. This is a nice descent in the spring, with a short approach but you'll likely have to weave through chunks of fallen rock. Approach by working your way to lake Agnes, once you get to the couloir, swap the skis or snowshoes for boots or crampons and climb the 600 feet up the couloir to the top. Enjoy nice 45 degree turns to the bottom of the couloir followed by 20 - 30 degrees back to the lake.

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Apr 9, 2019
Brandon Wayne
Apr 7, 2019
Andrew May
Easy to find but hard to get into. Boot up it next time. 7.5mi
Jun 14, 2018
Michael Menand
Nice climb and ski/snowboard - in the Never Summer Mountains!

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