The Grand Capucin dwarfs two climbers on their approach at sunrise
© Jon Griffith British trad stars James McHaffie and Ben Bransby have just made a free ascent of the legendary Voie Petit on the Grand Capucin (3838m) in the Mont Blanc area.
The route tackles the 450m granite wall via a series of hard pitches up to F8b.
Reporting via text message, McHaffie said:
"We got it! 4 days, flashed all but crux roof which I got 2nd redpoint."
UKClimbing.com hope to bring full details of this ascent soon.