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Pesce Solos Grandes Jorasses

Corrado Pesce is one of the world’s leading alpine climbers, although few know of him. He recently soloed the Polish Route on Grandes Jorasses.

The Chamonix-based Italian has been pushing the standards of alpine climbing for years. When Gripped asked him about his Polish Route solo he said, “The route only took me two hours and 15 minutes. The conditions were great, more snow and ice than usual.”

For a more in-depth interview with Pesce, visit Planet Mountain.


Read about Jeff Mercier’s and Corrado Pesce’s all-free ascent of Chris Bonington’s and Lito Tegada-Flores’ 1965 route on the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc on Gripped here.

Read this excellent interview by Rolando Garibotti with Pesce and Jeff Mercier on Planet Mountain here.

Epic TV sat with Pesce in 2012, this video gives a glimpse into the minds of one of our modern day elite alpinists.