Ueli 'The Swis Machine' Steck teamed up with Brit Jon Griffith a few days ago to make a one day free ascent of the Leseuer Route on the North Face of the Petit Dru, Chamonix.
Ueli Steck leading the first crux section of the Lesueur Route© Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures
Jon commented on his blog:
"I think this is the first free ascent and first one day ascent in winter but credit for that goes to the Steck..."
The pair made the most of a good weather forecast, but also had to deal with extremely cold weather. Night time temperatures in the valley were as low as -22.
- You can read Jon's excellent report with great photographs on his website: Alpine Exposures
The line of the Lesueur Route© Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures
Jon Griffith bivvying in the Breche between the Petit Dru and the Grand Dru© Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures
Ueli Steck is sponsored by various companies including
Mountain Hardwear ,
Jon Griffith is a professional mountain photographer - see his work on Alpine Exposures
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