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Mercier forges new line on Aiguille du Midi

Mercier forges new line on Aiguille du Midi

  French climber Jeff Mercier has put up a new route on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix. During the first attempt on 16th May, the team of Mercier, Lucien Boucansaud and Geremy Rakowski bivied at the Plan de l’Aiguille and began climbing at 4.30am on the 17th. Mercier said, “The climb was harder than expected, and the team didn’t have enough time to climb the upper wall because all of us … Read entire article »

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Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2014

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2014

The Arc’teryx Alpine Arc’ademy will return to the French Alps this summer, giving novice and experienced alpinists alike the chance to learn new skills in and around home of alpine sports. Based at the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, the three day event will run from 13 – 15 June, with multiple outdoor workshops and seminars on offer for all ability levels. Led by British Mountain Guides, Arc’teryx athletes and professional mountaineers from the ‘Compagnie du … Read entire article »

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