/ NEWS: Hard Winter Ascents - Eiger and Grandes Jorasses
They completed an ascent of Rolling Stones on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses and the Harlin-Direct on the Eiger north face.
Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures Reports:
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=60718
I have 2 questions - 1. Why are the Walker Spur and Slavko Sveticic infamous, rather than just famous?
2. Why is one of the guys a French alpinist and the other an uber-alpinist?
> I have 2 questions - 1. Why are the Walker Spur and Slavko Sveticic infamous, rather than just famous?
> 2. Why is one of the guys a French alpinist and the other an uber-alpinist?
Or for that matter - the summit of the Grande Jorasses "mythical"? I'm sure I've seen it. I'd swear it's real.
On another note - those packs look horrific!
i think the alpinists themselves are described as "infamous".
why i have no idea :p
My God if I went onto that route I'd sure as shit wear a bloody helmet!!!
I find this so much more inspiring and impressive than all the "fast'n light" up and down in a day stuff. Not that I have any intention of jumping on either route.....
the route was first put up by the Slovaks Jaroslav Rutil, Thomas Prochaska, Ludek Schlechta and Jiri Svejda in July 1979, not Slovenians!!
The word "myth" doesn't necessarily mean "untrue", it means something that is an important part of our story about our past (whether true or untrue).
From m-w.com: for "Myth"
a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon b : parable, allegory
a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially : one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society <seduced by the American myth of individualism — Orde Coombs>
I think these French Alpinistes are really cool :)
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