Walker Spur, North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Cassin Route)

Walker Spur, North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Cassin Route)

In October 2009 I tried climbing the Cassin Route with Paul Popescu (18) of Cluj. We got horribly rained on on the approach evening and on the climb day totally soaked throughout the day and all night long (in the wettest bivy I have ever been). The following day with even worst weather coming in we called it quits and abseiled off from 1/3 up the wall. On the walk out we had stunning weather only to see that from 3:30/4 pm the storm set in. Our friends were caught up at Aig. du Midi station for 36 hours, unable to descend due to storm. Paul remained in Cham and I returned to Bucharest, back in time for work 🙂 This was Paul’s first alpine outing and am sure not the last…

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