11 April 2011
On 12th February 2011, the French Aymeric Clouet, Jérôme Para and Pierre Labbre have carried out the super integrale de Peuterey including a new gully between the Pilier Central du Freney and Pilier Dérobé.
The team started from Courmayeur on February 7th, 29 years later of the incredible winter ascent by Renato Casarotto and opened also a new route to reach the top of Mont Blanc from the Piliers du Freney. After spending a day to reach the base of the west face of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, the French team climbed this wall on the route Vitali-Ratti, then Gervasutti route on the south-west of the Pic Gugliermina, then the ridge to the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey and ending with the first ascent of a gully between the Pilier Central and Pilier Dérobé.
It 's the first time that the Peuterey Super integral is completed in 6 days in winter. The Integrale de Peutery was first enchained by Renato Casarotto in 15 days, from 1st to15th February, 1982; in February 2003, the Patrick Pessi, Stéphane Benoist and Patrice Glairon have done it in 10 days.
Here the videoof the French team ascent by Bruno Peyronnet Vimeo