Gervasutti Pillar.

Gervassuti pillar

The Gervasutti Pillar is the slender pillar on the right of the obvious ice line (Supercouloir), Three Points Pillar is to the left. Photo taken in June 2012, there is much less snow than this now!

Last week saw James Clapham and I head up to the Gervasutti Pillar on the East face of Mont Blanc Du Tacul.  This is a route that has been on my wishlist for some years and it feels great to have finally laid it to rest.  I think we both underestimated its length and difficulty and it took much longer to climb than we were expecting.

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New Blog for Talung 2012.

I’ve put together a new blog for our up and coming trip to the Himalaya’s this autumn.  Its not much right now but has a bit of information about my team mates James Clapham and Gavin Pike and the objective. It will have more stories from the other guys on training climbs and past routes together and developments in the run up to trip. Check it out here.

http://talung2012.wordpress.com/

 

Children of the Moon Integrale.

Showing the line of Children Integrale on the East Face of the Grepon.

With the end of another action packed week in Cham I’m feeling pretty worked out but also pretty happy with packing so much in.  2 Sport climbing sessions, 2 bouldering sessions, 2 runs up to the Mid station of the Aiguille Du Midi, 1 Mont Blanc “rep” from 2nd Bin at the Midi over the three monts route (in 2h40mins to the summit) and a 550m E2 granite rock route in the Envers Des Aiguilles.  Oh yer and 4 days work at Mountain Dropoffs.  All in a 7 day period.

Obligatory Mont Blanc Summit Photo. I was snapping away at the view and some guy grabbed my camera and said I needed to get my photo taken otherwise whats the point? Hmmm

Heres some pictures and blurb about Children of the Moon Integrale, a stunning 18 pitch 6a+ in the Envers Des Aiguilles.

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