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The Fly and the climber

 
The Fly and the climber

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Object Title: The Fly and the climber

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing

 

Page By: ericvola

Created/Edited: May 21, 2012 / May 22, 2012

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The G.G.M. poem

The Groupe des Grimpeurs Marseillais was created by 'The Greek', Georges Livanos following the example of the G.H.M.

The poem was published in the 1961 G.G.M. bulletin. Its author, André Tête, was a climber with whom I did in 1960, at 18, the North face of the Vignemale in the Pyrenees in a week-end. We left Marseille early Saturday morning, on a small motorbike (mine. My brother bitterly regretted to having let my father buy it for me and sold it off when I went studying in the Uk the following year!), drove the 650 km to the foot of the face, reached late afternoon, bivouacked at the foot, climbed the route on the Sunday and were back in Marseille late the same day. Quite a trip, particularly since André was a very tall fellow, near 6 feet 4 and not that light. With our climbing gear, it was quite a test for my small motorbike and our maximum speed never exceeded 90/Km an hour!

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Les Cabanons
Eric on les Cabanons (Photo Jacques Brès)



 
The Greek dedication to eric
George Livanos, 'The Greek' wrote this dedication for me on his new book Cassin once upon a time the sixth grade:


 
The new wave on Stange
The same year - 1961 - climbing on Stanage in the typical 'scruffy' attire ot the Brits climber


 
The Greek with his remoulded trainers
The Greek with his remoulded trainers. Before using the Pierre Alain shoes (the EBs) him and his friends cut pieces in automobile tyres and glued them on the soles of their gym shoes.


 
By boat to En Veau
The Greek team coming by boat to En Veau - 1959 - filmed for 'One day in France' TV magazine


 
The Greek team in En Veau
1959 - filmed for 'One day in France TV magazine' - dropped by a small local boat (called a 'pointu' i.e. a pointed one) at the foot of 'God's finger' a very nice climb. Sonia, Roger Lepage, Le Grec and Marc Guiot

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