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The fearsome symmetry: Grandes Jorasses (4208 m.) SE side seen from Freboudze (Val Ferret - Italy).
On the right, against the sky, the Hirondelles ridge (the snowy saddle is the Col Des Hirondelles). In the shadow, the East face. In the light, the Tronchey wall. The line between the light and the shadow marks the Tronchey ridge.
“But if you went beyond Planpincieux, a green oasis frequented by well-to-do mountain-lovers, and continued past La Vachey, half-way between that hamlet and Sangioan, another vision drew my gaze , appearing suddenly at the far end of the Freboudze basin. (...) Then the great triangular wall, rising above the strangely contorted glacier, began to interest me for its own sake”
(pic courtesy of www.labrenva.com)