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The 1961 drama of the Central Pillar of Freney

 
The 1961 drama of the Central Pillar of Freney

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Object Title: The 1961 drama of the Central Pillar of Freney

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Created/Edited: Nov 8, 2012 / Dec 1, 2012

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General view of the Freney pillars

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The Three Freney Pillars
The three Freney pillars

At La Fourche

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The French team at La Fourche bivvy
Antoine Vieille (smoking), Pierrot Kohlman, Robert Guillaume and Pierre Mazeaud (smoking)


2nd photo of the French team at the La Fourche bivvy hut:

Mazeaud and his mates at La Fourche
Antoine Vieille , Pierrot Kohlman, Robert Guillaume and Pierre Mazeaud


Gallieni and Bonatti at the La Fourche bivvy:

Gallieni & Bonatti at La Fourche
Gallieni and Bonatti

The first bivouac

Mazeaud, Vieille, Kolhman 1rst bivouac on the Pillar
Mazeaud, Vieille and Kohlman 1rst bivouac

The Storm

The Storm on La Chandelle
At the foot of the Chandelle


The storm sitting on the bivouac ledge
Sitting on the bivouac ledge


Antoine Vieille in despair
Antoine Vieille in despair


Expecting death
Expecting death

Getting down

The descent chronology
The descent and drama chronology


Andrea Oggioni
Andrea Oggioni


Mazeaud brought to Gamba
Mazeaud and rescuers arriving at Gamba


Mazeaud brought to Courmayeur
Mazeaud arriving at Courmayeur


The Freney Drama
 

Three weeks after

Bonatti carrying Mazeaud
Bonatti carrying Mazeaud - freney side of Mont Blanc in the background

The routes of the Freney side of mont Blanc

The routes of the Freny side of Mont Blanc
 

Some personal photos of Walter

 
Bonatti at Ruggero s 2010
 


September 2010 - At Ruggero Montesano chalet - Les Suches (2200m La Thuile ski station) - a meet organised by Fran├žoise 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
Walter and Ueli - in the background, the Freney side of Mont Blanc



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