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Walker Spur 1962

Walker Spur 1962

Walker Spur 1962

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Walker Spur 1962

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing


Page By: ericvola

Created/Edited: Apr 24, 2012 / Dec 26, 2012

Object ID: 787061

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Habib and me on top of the spur

Habib had a 'superb' helmet given to him by some building workers which he was very proud of. Few climbers in those days wore a helmet but it proved quite useful.

The 75 m dihedral

Walker spur 75 m dihedral
Belaying Habib at the start of the 75 m dihedral

The black slabs and then the Grey Tower

Denise in the Black slabs
Denise on the black slabs - superb climbing!

The Red slabs
Denise on the Gray Tower - another piece of superb climbing!

The bivouac above the Névé Triangulaire

Denise, Habib and me at the bivouac above the névé triangulaire
Denise, Habib and me at the bivouac above the triangular névé

The bivouac
The bivouac - Real cold it was!

Walker spur bivouac
Left to right: myself, Habib and Denise - in the rising morning after a night at -25°C

The Red chimneys

The top of the Red chimneys
Denise on top of the Red chimneys with 2 pitches below Jean-Louis Bernezat and his pal Antoine Riboud

The Red Chimneys again
Denise followed by Antoine - getting out of the last chimney

The Walker spur - Photos on the summit

Bernouz and Antoine
Antoine Riboud and Bernouz at the top

Walker spur summit
Habib and me on the summit



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