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Will Sim on the classic ice climb Nuit Blanche (WI 6) Video

© Bjarne Sahlén
Nuit Blanche is a modern classic water-ice climb above Argentiere near Chamonix, France.

The two-pitch WI 6 has easy access, being just a couple of minutes away from the ski pistes on the Grand Montets ski area and is justifiably popular, despite WI6 being no push over. It was first climbed by Stevie Haston and has had innumerable ascents over the years.

In this short video from Bjarne Sahlén, we see British climber Will Sim romp up the route in quite soggy conditions.

  • You can watch more of Bjarne's climbing and skiing videos on his video-blog website: Endless Flow


Will Sim is sponsored by Marmot.



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2 May, 2011
Awesome! Looks incredible. Is it just the camera angles or is that actually slightly overhanging?... It seemed hard to keep track.
2 May, 2011
It pretty steep but not overhanging, or at least it wasn't that day...
2 May, 2011
haha. he's really funny.
2 May, 2011
In need of a 'like' button. It's a great route, and although I have only climbed it as a second, it's pretty darn steep. Funnily enough, the seracs went when we were on it too. Excellent route and great vid, thanks :-)
15 May, 2011
I suppose that anything above 85 odd degrees feels overhanging because of the way one leans out, but can ice be overhanging? I suppose if you think about the outside of a dagger it will be, so have actually answered my own question.
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