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Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Here is a clip of a March 2010 repeat of 'Manitua' (VII +, A3 + 1100m), a route opened solo by Slavc Svetičič in 1991 (July 8th to 10th).

http://vimeo.com/10578974


Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:26am PT
Always has been on my dream tick list. sigh
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Grandes Jorasses - Face Est, Face Cachée (Vertical 1 2006)
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
The East Face of the Jorasses seemingly dwarfing Mont Blanc, seen from the Tête de la Fonteinte, near the Grand St Bernard pass.

Credit: jaaan
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Jaaan
Great photo that gives perspective. TFPU.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Now I get it! Two mountains, one massif. How elegantly confusing... :)

Marlow, I must say, were it not for all that cold white shite, it'd be heaven, because the rock looks like it was cut and faceted in a jeweler's shop, it's that crisp-looking.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Mouse
I can see that. To repeat the opening: "If Mont Blanc is the King of the Alps, then the Grandes Jorasses is the dark and shady counterpart. It's a north face that defines all north faces: a sweep of steep granite that stretches for over a kilometre in length and rises 1200 meter high that sucks in the alpinists gaze. It's not the sheer size of the thing but also the quality and huge variation in climbing that makes this peak such a target for seasoned alpinists" (Jonathan Griffith in Climb 22)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Jorasses - La Grande Traversée (Vertical 61 1993)

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Life is full of wonder, beauty, pain and danger. And finally there is death.
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Feb 19, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Not much seems to be made of the south face of the Jorasses, so here it is, taken today. You can see the 'little' east face just left of the right hand skyline. Compare that with my photo posted 7 Feb and you'll see how Himalayan in scale the Jorasses is. Also the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc - and the tiny little Freney Pillars on the far left - way over on the left.

Credit: jaaan

Here's another view of the Freney and Brenva faces of Mont Blanc.

Credit: jaaan
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Coool Jaaan - TFPU!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
40 years after: Rene Desmaison with the piton that helped him stay alive
http://www.ledauphine.com/haute-savoie/2011/02/24/il-y-a-40-ans-l-affaire-des-grandes-jorasses
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
^^^^^^^


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Chamonix: Du reve a la realite - history of extreme sport
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Grandes Jorasses Pointe Hélène voie Andy Parkin
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 23, 2013 - 07:02am PT
Hello... photo just before "Rebufatt dihedral"... the great classic Grandes Jorasses... Walker spur... summer 90.
Credit: carlos gallego
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Carlos
Great photo! Is there more?
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 24, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Thanks, Marlow... only 3/4 more... we were lazy for photos years ago... and I feel regret now.
As I do not know if it is correct to link blogs here... I have one... if interested in one complete topo ok Walker, Dru, Doites, Courtes,Piz Badile, etc.... please mail me and I will give you the link.

Credit: carlos gallego
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Carlos
I'd be glad if you posted the link here. I'm sure there's a lot of other climbers who are interested.
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 24, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Ok, Marlow...

http://montanayalpinismoclasico.blogspot.com.es/
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Carlos: Phenomenal blog... great photos and maps... I will have to start learning Spanish...
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