In the summer of last year, the renowned alpinist and mountain guide Christophe Profit removed metal posts that were used to secure the heavily frequented Goûter route on Mont Blanc. Now he has been charged with theft. He faces a fine of 4000 euros.
The Swiss climber Katherine Choong has scored the route Les Nerfs à Vif (8c +) in the French climbing area La Verrière. The line was a kind of form check for the Jura after a short winter break. Now she is optimistic about her big multi-pitch projects.
Seb Bouin manages the first ascent of the sport climbing route Ariégeois Cœur Loyal at Pic Saint Loup. Bouin gives a rating of 9b.
Seb Berthe manages the flash ascent of Le Voyage (E10, 7a). The Belgian is the first to succeed James Pearson's route in this style. In addition, he may also be the first climber ever to flash such a difficult trad route.
Since the first ascent of DNA (9c) by the French climber Seb Bouin, Jakob Schubert could hardly wait to climb the steep face of La Ramirole. In November the time had come and the Austrian climbing pro took a closer look at the Mega line. In the video, Jakob Schubert takes you into the gigantic overhang.
The Swiss professional climber Cédric Lachat succeeds in the first ascent of his mega project At Home Cornus (9a +) in Vercors, France. For the 38-year-old, it is the ninth 9a+ route in his climbing career.
The French mountain guides Benjamin Védrines, Nicolas Jean and Julien Cruvellier de Luze are opening a new route through the previously untouched "La Gorge" on the south face of the Barre des Écrins, the southernmost 4000m peak in the Alps: De l'Or en Barre (1000m, M7 , A1, 5+, ED+).
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