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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2014 - 10:40am PT

The Chamonix region
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2014 - 10:44am PT

The Grandes Jorasses on old postcards
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steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 1, 2014 - 11:54am PT
Marlow,

You obviously have a strong attraction to that mountain. Have you done the Walker Spur?
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 1, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
I stood on the summit of a tiny (but seemed plenty big) summit called Grignetta a few days ago (near the Italian/Swiss border). Looking northwest, I saw the summit of something big and triangular that I think was Eiger/Monch/Jungfrau. Will post a pic here soon. Also looking straight west, saw the summit of Matterhorn (Cervino) just to the right of the Monte Rosa massif. The Alps have a very different feeling than the Sierra Nevadas of California. Cool place to be.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2014 - 01:15pm PT
SteveA

Marlow is a sport climber, boulderer, dreamer and collector fascinated by the mountain and Alpine climbing, "the real thing". I have not done the Walker Spur or any other route on the mountain. I've not even seen the mountain in reality, though I will some time.

Thanks for sharing, NutAgain.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2014 - 01:28pm PT

Grandes Jorasses Commentary - Alessandro Gogna discusses the history of climbing on the Grandes Jorasses (Mountain 26 - 1973)

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bigbird

climber
WA
Jan 19, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
Here is a video of the GMHM (Le Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne) repeating the very technical route "Manitua" on the north face of the Grands Jorasses. The crux is something like A3+ pitch on blankness...

http://vimeo.com/10352087


Lots of cool stuff on that Vimeo page
http://vimeo.com/gmhm

The Cordillera Darwin Traverse video is worth a look as well....
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2014 - 02:19pm PT
Bigbird

Great Manitua video. TFPU!
bigbird

climber
WA
Jan 21, 2014 - 04:17pm PT
While looking for a video footage of Eric Escoffier "winter trilogy"... I came across an old TV documentary of Christophe Profit doing it first... Here is the footage of Profit on the Jorasses.... Beware... Turn off the sound... the dub is HORRIBLE...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2014 - 02:15pm PT

Grandes Jorasses, North Face, FA Colton-MacIntyre: Cold Enough For Comfort, Mountain 53, 1977

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NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 10, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
Any folks who can help ID what we have here? It's either Chamonix valley, or maybe Martigny to Chalais/Sierre?


I think we can see a bit of Glacier des Leschaux or Glacier de Tacul in lower mid right. And I think the big gash going toward the north (in the top middle of the frame), which divides the mountains on the left side of the valley, is the road from Martigny to Lake Geneva.

I may be smoking crack, just trying to match up what I see on google satellite view with this pic. If I'm right, Grande Jorasses are either just visible on the right of this pic, or slightly out of frame.


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 03:10pm PT

NutAgain

I'm not able to say. Maybe Jaaan or Degaine can tell?
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:07pm PT
Gift to Marlow... keep dreams alive... good luck.

Credit: Tomás Mesón
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 04:12pm PT
Thanks Carlos. Have you done The Walker?
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
Yes, Marlow... one summer of 90 or 91... magnific classic climb for a "classic climber".
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
The Walker must be a remarkable route.

Heckmair, for one, prefered the climb of the Walker to the legendary first ascent of the Eiger North Wall.
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:31pm PT
Certainly is a very good climb.
The Eiger north face, I think... as I´ve not climb it, is a different type of mountain.
Here you can see a topo of Walker spur.

http://montanayalpinismoclasico.blogspot.com.es/search/label/Grandes%20Jorasses
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
Fantastic. TFPU!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 04:31pm PT

One Helluva Climbing Date on the Grandes Jorasses
jaaan

Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Mar 8, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Nut again. Looks more like the Swiss Rhone Valley to me. Sion would be just left of centre. The large frozen Dix lake in the lower right part of the photo.
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