Alpine Climbing, Rock Climbing / August 1, 2012

Hazel Findlay Puts up a New Route near Chamonix

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Last week Hazel Findlay put up a new mixed route in the Mont Blanc Massif above Chamonix.  Here are her thoughts on it:

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At first I thought that routes had been established on all the rock features of the Mont Blanc Massif range, so I was surprised to hear that no routes went up the main face of the beautiful Aguil du Saussure. After a day of traversing steep and exposed neve across the Mont Blanc du Tacul, descending 250m ice gulley, climbing bold and often loose rock, sleeping in the snow, then 250m of mixed climbing to get back on a very tired day 3, I realized why no one had done it before! This being said it was a real adventure and a pleasure to put up a new line on such an extensively climbed area. 

 

Hazel spoke to Epic TV in Chamoinx

Hazel Findlay Boosts New Route in Chamonix from EpicTVAdventure on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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