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World\'s Greatest Mountain Faces

Page Type: Album

Object Title: World's Greatest Mountain Faces

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: Andino

Created/Edited: Nov 10, 2006 / Nov 10, 2006

Object ID: 242958

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Page Score: 92.04% - 37 Votes 

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Introduction

Around the world mountains usually present a face that requires more technics and more will to climb (north face of Eiger, south face of Aconcagua...) than its other faces or ridges.

These faces have been a genuine challenge and achievement for the first climbers, and for all mountaineers that have tried to ascend them since then.
For example in Europe we have the Alpine trilogy : Grandes Jorasses, Eiger and Matterhorn.

This album presents only Faces that required some real tough climbing unlike, for example, the north face of Barre des Ecrins.

Feel free to contribute !


Images


South Face of Siula Grande

South Face of Siula Grande

Northwest Face of the highest peak 6250m

Northwest Face of the highest peak 6250m

Lhotse South Face, morning

Lhotse South Face, morning

Matterhorn/Cervino

Matterhorn/Cervino

The north face of the...

The north face of the...

Matterhorn, north face seen...

Matterhorn, north face seen...

Grandes Jorasses \' s North...

Grandes Jorasses ' s North...

K2 from K2-BC route

K2 from K2-BC route

La Grande Casse NE Wall

La Grande Casse NE Wall

The 19:30 flight from Mendoza...

The 19:30 flight from Mendoza...

The beginning of a massive...

The beginning of a massive...

Mont Blanc <i>4810m</i> from Pietra Rossa lake<br> (July 11, 2006)

Mont Blanc 4810m from Pietra Rossa lake
(July 11, 2006)

Ober Gabelhorn 4063m

Ober Gabelhorn 4063m

Eiger NordWand

Eiger NordWand

a portrait of famous Badile...

a portrait of famous Badile...


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schmid_thNice idea!

schmid_th

Voted 10/10

An album for dreaming - as I will never make the famous north faces in my life! They are too difficult!
Good idea!
Thomas
Posted Nov 10, 2006 10:06 am

AndinoRe: South Faces?

Andino

Hasn't voted

True indeed, Himalayan mountains offer a lot of technical climbing on their South Face. I also agree on South Face of Aconcagua even more, because the first route was by a team of French climbers I admire a lot !

Considering your comment (which I find very useful) I'm gonna improve the page into "World Greatest Mountain Faces"... this way it can be any direction ! ;o)

Thanks !!

Posted Nov 10, 2006 5:05 pm

desainmePerhaps

desainme

Voted 10/10

most climbers climb Aconcagua by its North Face:)
Posted Nov 10, 2006 6:05 pm

AlexandrosYou forgot someting...

Alexandros

Hasn't voted

One of the biggest if not the biggest of them all , Nanga Parbat.

http://www.mountainfilm.com/2006/download/fotos/033_Tod%20am%20Nanga%20Parbat_Bild-03.jpg

http://www.himalaya-info.org/images/Nanga%20Parbat%20Rupalwand.jpg

This are two magnificent shots.
Posted Jul 26, 2008 3:57 pm

AndinoRe: You forgot someting...

Andino

Hasn't voted

Feel free to attach them to the album ;o)
Thanks.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 9:54 am

ezaI can't attach them...

eza

Voted 10/10

for I wasn't the submitter, but I believe this is the most impressive wall in the whole Pyrenees: http://www.summitpost.org/image/187356/164934/vignemale-massif-north-face.html
It does have some tough climbing at the Couloir de Gaube (http://www.summitpost.org/route/164934/couloir-gaube.html)
Posted Jan 8, 2010 10:03 am

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