Keyword: Grandes Jorasses
Charles Dubouloz, Symon Welfringer and Clovis Pauline manage the first free ascent of the Directissime de la Pointe Walker (ED++, 7a, A2) in the notorious north face of the Grandes Jorasses. At the same time, it is the first winter ascent and the first repetition of the route from 1986.
At the end of January, Line van den Berg from the Netherlands and Fay Manners from the UK climbed Phantom Direct in a single push in 31 hours. With this venture, they not only secure the first women-only ascent of the route, also known as 'Via in memoria di Gianni Comino'. They are probably only the fourth rope team to have successfully repeated this route from 1985.
Charles Dubouloz: solo winter ascent of the north face of the Grandes Jorasses | Route Rolling Stones
The French alpinist has managed a spectacular ascent on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. He is the first to manage the winter ascent of the demanding mixed route Rolling Stones through the north face of the Grandes Jorasses - single-handedly.
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With 1 hour and 43 minutes, Dani Arnold sets a new best time on the Petit Dru north face.
At the end of July, the Swiss professional mountaineer Dani Arnold climbed the Walker Pfeiler (4208 meters) in the Mont Blanc massif via the Cassin route in 2:04 hours (LACRUX reported). With his recent...
The Swiss professional mountaineer Dani Arnold sets a new record time on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. The 34-year-old climbs the Walker pillar (4208 meters) in...
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