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andrea.itfinally done!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2017


Climbed the Pointe Walker and the normal route from ref. Boccalatte.
Posted Jul 23, 2017 1:44 pm

Nader1Route Climbed: Normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005


Summitted with Ronan O'Siochru Irish climber met in Chamonix
Climbed the couloir between the Whymper spur and the serac.
Posted Mar 4, 2016 12:25 pm

JuhoKNorth Face, Colton-MacIntyre  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2014


Epic NF climb! Massive route. Difficult climbing. No words!
Posted Oct 29, 2014 5:13 am

ericvolaWalker spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1962


That summer the weather was so good that the Walker spur was done as many times as since its first ascent by Riccardo Cassin in 1938. With my pal, Habib, we were used as 'porters' by our friend Denise Escande who was climbing with her guide 'Cabri' (Theron). They gave us so much gear and food to carry that the morning of our second bivouac (we did not stop at the Leschaux hut but went up and made a bivouac under the Rebuffat cracks) that we threw overboard many 'luxuries' which we decided were now far too heavy for our backs and unecessary! Furthermore Denise decided that I needed a new pair of boots as mine had holes in front, and I exchanged a new pair for 2 karabiners with a guide at the EHM. We were so heavily loaded that we were overtaken by 1 party: Gerard Devouassoux with Yvon Masino who were the second to climb it in one day (13h) after C. Bonington and I. Clough (2 days before). We made the 18th ascent.
Posted Nov 11, 2012 10:10 am

Silvia MazzaniPunta Walker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1990

Silvia Mazzani

Normal route from Boccalatte Hut.
Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:49 pm

PeteThompsonWalker Spur. Climbed August 1980  Sucess!


Climbed with Walter Phipps during my first season in the Alps. Bivied high on the route and a storm came in. Joined other climbers at the bivi to finish the route in difficult conditions. Memorable.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 11:13 am

MichaelJPt. Whymper via traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006


Reached Pt. Whymper with Thomas on day two of the traverse just as a storm was breaking. We skipped Pt. Walker and descended the normal route with snow falling and lightning making our axes hum.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 7:02 pm

monacoRoute Climbed: Ypercouloir Date Climbed: 12/11/2005
incredible gully, a crack in perfect red rock looking to the sun.

really bad ice...thinking about the comino-grassi ascent in 1978 with straight axes makes me feel small.

quite 10h walking for only 300m ice, only for serial climber...really out of guidelines of contemporary alpinisme...but so modern, 30 years ahead its time.
Posted Jan 5, 2006 7:14 am

francoisecallRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: july 2004  Sucess!
Dangerous in the summer. Should have thought about it: a south facing glacier! Several narrow escapes from "coulees" and "holes".
Posted Nov 29, 2005 3:41 pm

PliziRoute Climbed: normal route from south Date Climbed: june 2001  Sucess!


Easy climb to mysterious mountain but you must be

Posted Jun 21, 2002 4:36 am

bruno.carbonneRoute Climbed: North face, Walker Spur Date Climbed: july 1983  Sucess!


Very young and full of enthousiasm, we went to this route with two friends Jacques and Yves and almost no experience (as far as I was concerned) in mountain climbing. The whether was very hot this year and the top of the route was almost dry, which is unusual. Several other climbers were in the north face, causing lots of rock falls. Our progression was so slow that we had to bivy twice ! It took a long time before I came back to mountain climbing after this adventure.

Useless to say that this route requires a lot of experience in mountain climbing though the intrinsic difficulty of the pitches is not that high.
Posted Apr 17, 2002 2:00 pm

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