|The 1961 drama of the Central Pillar of Freney|
The 1961 drama of the Central Pillar of Freney
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Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Page By: ericvola
Created/Edited: Nov 8, 2012 / Dec 1, 2012
Object ID: 824473
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General view of the Freney pillarsInclude text here.
The three Freney pillars
At La Fourche Add External Links text here.
Antoine Vieille (smoking), Pierrot Kohlman, Robert Guillaume and Pierre Mazeaud (smoking)
2nd photo of the French team at the La Fourche bivvy hut:
Antoine Vieille , Pierrot Kohlman, Robert Guillaume and Pierre Mazeaud
Gallieni and Bonatti at the La Fourche bivvy:
Gallieni and Bonatti
The first bivouac
Mazeaud, Vieille and Kohlman 1rst bivouac
At the foot of the Chandelle
Sitting on the bivouac ledge
Antoine Vieille in despair
The descent and drama chronology
Mazeaud and rescuers arriving at Gamba
Mazeaud arriving at Courmayeur
Three weeks after
Bonatti carrying Mazeaud - freney side of Mont Blanc in the background
The routes of the Freney side of mont Blanc
Some personal photos of Walter
September 2010 - At Ruggero Montesano chalet - Les Suches (2200m La Thuile ski station) - a meet organised by Françoise Call, then secretary of the Alpine Club to make Ueli Steck meet for the first time Walter.
Sitted: Esther, my wife with Boca a know Italian journalist and long time friend of Walter
Standing: Ueli Steck and Walter
on their right: Boca's wife and Rosana, Walter's wife.
Both men were delighted to meet, Walter was in superb form and Rosana nice to all and beautiful as ever.
Walter and Ueli - in the background, the Freney side of Mont Blanc