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Matterhorn Peak - East Couloir

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4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -4,258' -1,298 m
High: 11,969' 3,648 m
Low: 7,712' 2,351 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 70% (35°)
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Perfect, steep couloir from a beautiful peak.

Oliver Kaltenbrunner
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Ski the steep couloir from the notch if the conditions are right.

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The broad "ski dreams" farther east can be an escape if the conditions are not perfect. From about 11,000ft, follow the drainage to Horse Creek and continue along Horse Creek to Twin Lakes over moderate terrain. All good skiing is above 8200ft.

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Reaching the bowl below the summit at about 10,500ft. East Couloir to the left of the summit.
Jun 26, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
East Couloir under icy, unskiable conditions
Jun 26, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
The flat area at about 8200ft elevation can be 'complicated'
Jun 26, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA

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