Luka Lindič and Ines Papert climbed a winter variation on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses near Mont Blanc in France. They linked No Siesta with The Bonatti/Vaucher over three days in February. Below is a short video from their climb with difficulties up to M7-hard that Lindič said was his coldest in the Alps.
A short clip from Grandes Jorasses to get the feeling how it was. Being so dry it looked quite good for the Walker spur. Winter is still young. Skiing part was again the crux for me and @inespapert had lots of fun seeing my elegance in crusty snow:) #arcteryx #procline #petzl_official #lyofood #julboeyewear #mountaineering #iceclimbing #courmayeurmontblanc #chamonix
In 2014, Lindič made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the wall with Kuka Krajnc, but this was Papert’s first time up the famous 1,100-metre north face. It has been a dry year in the Chamonix area and the typical fat ice was nowhere to be found.