This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.
A wee film of a long held ambition to climb the classic "Face Sud Classique" aka "Voie Berthet/Boell/Stofer" on the spectacular Aiguille Dibona 3131m in the Ecrins. First climbed by Angelo Dibona in 1913 and although of modest height, the Dibona has inspired generations of climbers and is surely one of the most beautiful and spectacular mountains in Europe. Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film and seeing if we made it to the top of this superb route and beautiful mountain then please use the following link:
BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 31/Jul/14 with James Pomeroy, David Martinez Majo
Great route, superb rock. We made a deviation onto "the ethic of joy" route on the East face for a fun 6a alternative pitch.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14 with David M, Bald Eagle
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 17/Jul/14 with Cath Sullivan
Hidden - 17/Jul/14
Berthet/Boell combination as per the local guidebook, 13 pitches of amazing climbing on a fantastic peak.
davebrox - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Fiona
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Andy Lovelady, Beth Frampton
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/13
Tarquin - Lead - 23/Sep/12
Pero - AltLd - 28/Aug/12
Absolute classic! Started as for Madier with Berthet variation out to the right then came back with Boell route and somehow lost it near the top and ended up doing the much harder Livanos route. Long day as a three but one of the most memorable. ~9hrs from Soreiller hut!
da_cox - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with James Kniffen, Will Beharrell
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/11
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/11 with Andy
Not entirely sure we followed the whole route as we probably went a little off route (onto harder ground) in the middle.
ALso took ages as I am not what they call Alpine fit.
owrehleeoh - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with John Tomlinson, Steve Gandy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
basvdploeg - 2010
Calder - 09/Jul/09 with Mark
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Calder
Hidden - 2008
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
pugilistswine, bedsforsleepypeople, Zoe Cockburn, the ant hill mob, vix, Malpractise, Hidden, Ronan O Keeffe