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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.

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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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