Canadians Visit Chamonix to Prepare for Yukon Alpine
Canadians Jay Mills and Eamonn Walsh recently returned from Chamonix where they climb some classic routes.
Mills and Walsh, along with Steve Holeczi, received the John Lauchlan Award in 2014 for their trip to a remote mountain range in the Yukon.
Canadians Heading to Yukon in April 2015
Mills and Walsh visited Chamonix in March to find their granite alpine legs. They sent their main goal for the trip which was the north face of the Grandes Jorasses via the the Colton/Macintyre route W5+R M4+ 1,200 metres.
“Since we knew we could be up and down it in a day from our camp on the glacier,” said Mills. “It was an excellent climb with endless ice slopes, some steeper ice pitches, and a bunch of moderate mixed climbing at the top. It was also great training for our upcoming trip to some unclimbed walls in the Yukon this Spring.”
Mills and Walsh also climbed Vent du Dragon, a 250-metre M5 on the Aiguille du Midi.