In Chamonix, Simon Chatelan from Switzerland made the first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique, a 300-metre M7+ A2 up Tete de Biselx’s north face.

Tete de Biselx rises above the Trient Glacier in Swizterland near Mont Blanc. There are no gondolas that take you to the big granite wall and therefore few climbers know about it.

Chatelan approached for four hours to the Cabane de Trient hut, which is about an hour from the wall, before making his solo first ascent.

Chatelan had previously visited the wall in 2016 when he made the first ascent of Full Dry For Love, a 300-metre M7+ with David Pache.

He reported to planetmountain.com, “The name of the route Misanthropie i-conique stems from the fact that after several failed attempts at finding a climbing partner, I decided to make the first ascent of this route on my own.”


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