The Alps has experienced stable weather and good conditions, especially on the Grandes Jorasses (4,208 m) where Jon Bracey completed two grande courses in a week, one of which together with Neil Brodie was the first British repeat of the Whymper Spur Original' aka Bonatti-Vaucher (6th - 9th August 1964, 1,100m, ED3/4, VI and A2+). The other was the Colton-MacIntyre 1200m ED3 with Jonny Baird.
Read the full story with commentary from Jon Bracey at www.dmmclimbing.com/news
See a good topo of the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses and read more accounts of UK alpinists at www.alpine-guides.com/blog
Earlier this year Jon Bracey and Andrew Houseman made the second ascent of The French Route on the formidable North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska's Mount Hunter (4441m-14,573ft) .
See this earlier UKClimbing.com news report.
Jon Bracey is supported by Mountain Equipment, DMM, Crux, and Scarpa.