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NEWS: Brits Add New Route To Aiguille du Midi North Face

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 UKC News 04 Apr 2013
Mark Thomas takes a blow to the face on Jottnar, Aiguille du Midi, 3 kbBritish alpinists Mark Thomas and Dave Almond have made what is possibly the first ascent of a line they have called Jottnar, (Scottish grade of VIII,8) - a mixed route on the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, France.

This five pitch route is accessed by an abseil in to the Passerelle Couloir and here Mark gives us a pitch by pitch route description...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67963

 mux 04 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News: good work Lads
 Jöttnar 05 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News: Nice work both. The hydrophobic down and blood resistant outer of Mark's jacket seem to have passed their first test.
 Franco Cookson 05 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News: Tip top. Excellent work. You must be quite chuffed with that.
 A Crook 05 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Are you sure pitch 3 was in nick?

In reply to UKC News:

Pretty impressive climbing technical Scottish 8 in downhill boots!

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