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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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Cogne Ice Opening report

Cogne Ice Opening report

We head to Cogne, Italy, for an event that celebrates the start of the ice climbing season in the Alps…  For the last five years, the Cogne Ice Opening has unofficially marked the start of the ice climbing season in the Alps. Ice climbers from far and wide, both seasoned and beginners, gather to celebrate the colder temperatures and the icefalls that come along with them. The event was the brainchild of athletes Matthias Scherer and Tanja … Read entire article »

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