Grands Couloirs Climber's Log

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Silvio1973 - Sep 24, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Grande Casse - Normal route climbed in September  Sucess!

On the 22th September 2008 I successfully climbed Grande Casse ( Normal Route).
I soloed the entire climb. Weather conditions where good but the night had not been cold enough to refreeze the snow.
The climb was on bare ice, fractured and instable.
I left the hut 3.30am, got at the right base of the glacier tongue using some fixed ropes. Once on the glacier I crossed on the left side to avoid a field of crevasses, headed to the col between the summit and the Pointe Matthews and from there climbed the summit ridge.
Difficulty was higher than expected (PD/AD?).

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - May 26, 2007 8:11 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

by ski hiking  Sucess!

Ski ascent of La Grande Casse in 2 days

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