Dramatic drops on both sides! Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010
The first time that I stood on the ridge was in July 2009. Upon glimpsing the dramatic drops on either side, I realized that I was not yet ready for the crossing of the West ridge to the Aiguille de Rochefort. It took another year and more experience on very steep ice & snow (ie. Aiguille de Chardonnet and Tour Ronde) before I completed a successful venture (with a local guide Eric and my son Christoph) on this spectacular, famous ridge!