24 Mar 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
Source and photos: GHM – kairn