Detail of the upper part of...
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Detail of the upper part of the normal route (both in ascent and descent) of Grandes Jorasses, at the critical Whymper Couloir crossing. The picture was taken in winter - summer conditions are normally far more dry.
(a) the Rochers Whymper; (b) the top of the Rochers Du Reposoir; (c) the summit of the Tour Des Jorasses (3813m); (d) the Ghiglione pillar; (e) the upper Jorasses plateau; (f) the Whymper couloir, single most dangerous spot of the route; (g) the "great serac";