19th Piolets d'Or : April 13-16 2011 in Chamonix and Courmayeur

The annual international celebration of modern alpinism

Story of an ascent of the Harlin Direttissima on the north face of the Eiger

From January 30 to February 5, 2011, Patrice Glairon-rappaz, Paulo Robach and Cédric Perillat attempted to climb the Harlin Direttissima on the north face of the Eiger. Cédric tell us about their adventure:

 

"It was a major effort in the perspective that the strong American-British-German team committed themselves to the first ascent of the ‘Harlin Direttissima' from February 23 to March 25, 1966 making numerous attempts and using hundreds of metres of fixed rope."