World's Greatest Mountain Faces

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World's Greatest Mountain Faces
Created On: Nov 10, 2006
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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 !








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schmid_th

schmid_th - Nov 10, 2006 10:06 am - Voted 10/10

Nice idea!

An album for dreaming - as I will never make the famous north faces in my life! They are too difficult!
Good idea!
Thomas

Andino

Andino - Nov 10, 2006 5:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: South Faces?

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 !!

desainme

desainme - Nov 10, 2006 6:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Perhaps

most climbers climb Aconcagua by its North Face:)

Alexandros

Alexandros - Jul 26, 2008 3:57 pm - Hasn't voted

You forgot someting...

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.

Andino

Andino - Jul 28, 2008 9:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: You forgot someting...

Feel free to attach them to the album ;o)
Thanks.

eza

eza - Jan 8, 2010 10:03 am - Voted 10/10

I can't attach them...

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)

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