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PRODUCT NEWS: New edition of Rockfax Chamonix + free on Rockfax Digital until 16 July

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 UKC Gear 20 Jun 2022

The new Chamonix Rockfax is due to be published early in July. This is a major update from the 2016 edition with two major new areas, new action photographs, enhanced maps and much more all covered in 56 extra pages. We're also adding to Rockfax Digital where it will be free until 16 July.

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In reply to UKC Gear:

Re your map 'Glacier de Talèfre' you might like to omit the section of path that runs under the outfall of the Glacier de Charpoua (from the Flammes de Pierre to the Charpoua path) https://www.chamoniarde.com/images/files/Acc%C3%A8s-Charpoua-et-Flammes-de-Pierre.pdf  That section is one of the reasons that the access to the Balcon Mer de Glace and to the Charpoua refuge were changed.

 Luke Davies Global Crag Moderator 21 Jun 2022
In reply to UKC Gear:

Hi Jon, thanks for the feedback. The path is still described on the map as it's the main way of going from the Flammes des Pierre to the rest of the Charpoua basin. So pretty crucial for people wanting to do a route on the walk in to another route higher up in the basin or to the hut. In regards to the Chamionarde article, there is now a much better, semi equipped direct approach to the flammes des Pierre and Dru a little further up the glacier that is preferable to the three pitch route described. Having used the approach described in the article a few times myself, it has been badly affected by glacial recession with the first bolt now being about 20m up. Thanks again for the feedback though!

In reply to Luke Davies:

> In regards to the Chamionarde article, there is now a much better, semi equipped direct approach to the flammes des Pierre and Dru a little further up the glacier that is preferable to the three pitch route described. 

Ha, yes, I only linked that map as it showed the lack of liaison to the Charpoua path, rather than the Flammes de Pierre approach.


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