21st of April - Our chosen base camp might seem quite unusual for most of the people familiar with the Himalayan type of expedition. Our hosts in Na village, two young Sherpa girls, welcomed us [...]
[EN/RO]Walker Spur (ED1, 6a, IV, 90°, 1200m). The hunt for a new classic and famous climb (Alps' Classic & Famous) started off surprisingly well. Is there an alpinist not wishing to climb the Walker [...]
[EN/RO] Frendo Spur (D+, III, 5c, 80°, 1200m) is a classic climb straight above Chamonix, a rocky buttress that stands out to the left of Aiguille du Midi. It is a real alpine climb, [...]
[EN/RO below]On our last climb attempt in the Torre Valley we noticed huge crevasses opened, snow bridges collapsed, some ice lines disappeared and no more rime snow on the granite faces. Another lesson learned: the [...]
[EN/RO below] Sustained ice chimney on Exocet | Aguja Standhardt We had plenty of things to do in the small village of El Chalten so we didn't get bored waiting for good weather conditions. Short [...]
[EN/RO below] I don't find it hard to explain why I chose to travel to the “end of the world” to climb mountains. In the climbing world there are a few hot spots that attract alpinists [...]
Despre acest traseu auzim mai rar, nu are foarte mult renume si pare sa fie deseori uitat printre multe alte trasee vecine care parcurg spectaculosul versant nordic al lui Aiguille du Midi. Linia sa însă, urmareste cel mai evident și direct culoar care urcă spre stația finală a cabinei cocoțate în vârful acului de la Midi.