/ TRIP REPORT: New French Route on Baffin Island

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UKC Articles - on 19 Jul 2017
The team on the summit, 5 kbIn May, a team from the Chamonix-based GMHM (the French mountain military) opened a new route on Baffin Island, Canada. After two weeks of free climbing and difficult aid climbing, the team of four climbers reached the summit of an aesthetic tower that looms over the icy Gibbs Fjord. The team consisted of: Captain Pierre Sancier (Expedition Leader), Chief Adjutant Arnaud Bayol, Master Corporal Antoine Bletton and Mr. Dimitry Munoz, as well as Chief Doctor, Benoit Ginon. The team named the route Réveiller le méchant (900m, ED- A3/A4- 6a) and the tower 'Tour du GMHM.' Antoine Bletton sent us the following report about their trip.



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