Walker Spur 1962

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Walker Spur 1962
Created On: Apr 24, 2012
Last Edited On: Dec 26, 2012

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 dihedralBelaying Habib at the start of the 75 m dihedral

The black slabs and then the Grey Tower

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

The Red slabsDenise 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 triangulaireDenise, Habib and me at the bivouac above the triangular névé

The bivouacThe bivouac - Real cold it was!

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

The Red chimneys

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

The Red Chimneys againDenise 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 summitHabib and me on the summit


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