Manitua - Grandes Jorasses Third winter ascent - Up-Climbing

Manitua – Grandes Jorasses Third winter ascent

 
On 6\19March Sebastien Bohin, Sebastien Ratel  and Cédric Perillat (GHM – Group Haute Montagne) carried out the third winter ascent of Manitua on Eperon Croz (4110m) –  Grandes Jorasses North face. Cèdric Perillat climbed the crux section on the rock wall without changing an old and useless bolt.
Descent on the italian normal route with 6 rappels
 
The route was solo first ascended by talented Slovenian Slavko Svetičič on 1991: 6c, A3+  1100 m. 
 
The first winter ascent was on 1993 by a Polish team formed by  Stanislas Piecuch, Jacek Fluder, Janusz Golob, and Bogdan Samborski and the third on 2008 by the French Benoît Drouillat and Pascal Ducroz , with the Belgian Vanessa François
 
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Source and photos: GHM – kairn

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