We resolved, then, to risk the short stretch across the couloir.
Just below him lay the longest ice-slope, or couloir, he had hitherto encountered.
A few minutes more, and he stood at the foot of the couloir.
We climbed down into the couloir: the ice was furrowed by avalanches.
We ascended the rocks once more, continued along them for some time, and then deviated to the couloir on our left.
Soon after this we quitted our ridge and dropped into a couloir to the left of it.
It was also proposed to vary the proceedings by assailing the ridge by the couloir nearest to Monte Rosa.
We reached the rocks to the right of the couloir and climbed them for some distance.
A slight hint at the dangers to which the climber is exposed was afforded just before they had left the couloir for the shoulder.
Bruce and the Gurkhas were below the rib, and could only see up the couloir.