Edu Marin sends Voie Petit 5.13d on the Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif in Chamonix.
The 14-pitch 450-metre Voie Petit is one of the most difficult routes at 3,800 metres in the Alps. “Never have I pushed my body and mind so close to their limits,” Marin told Gripped.
“After several days stuck in our tent due to a storm, we went at the project with everything we had. As the downpour was predicted to return, we didn’t have much time. We managed to complete the route in only 18 hours.”
The ascent is featured in episode three of The Marins’ Alps Project. First climbed in 1997 by Arnaud Petit and Stéphanie Bodet, the massive line with it’s 5.13d crux 200 metres up is a huge accomplishment for Edu and his father Novato. Their next challenge is Alexander Huber’s 5.14a Sansara on the east face of Austria’s Grubhorn.