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Winter ascent of the Solleder - Lettenbauer up Civetta, Dolomites: Max Bonniot climbing a grade IV pitch in the huge corner on day 3
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The immaculate NW Face of Civetta, Dolomites
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Civetta Solleder - Lettenbauer, the French winter ascent video

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Winter mountaineering video: the winter ascent carried out by French alpinists Max Bonniot, Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites).

The first sixth grade climb in the Alps, circa 1200 m high, forged in a mere 15 hours on 7 August 1925. We’re obviously talking about the historic Solleder climb up the NW Face of Civetta, established by Emil Solleder and Gustav Lettenbauer and climbed in winter from 22 - 25 December by the French mountaineers Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Benjamin Védrines. "Nothing particularly extreme" Bonniot ha told planetmountain.com after the ascent "but nevertheless a nice adventure in the Dolomites." Here’s the video documenting their repeat.



First ascent:
Emil Solleder, Gustav Lettenbauer 07/08/1925 in 15 hours
First solo ascent: Cesare Maestri, 4/09/1952 in 7 hours
First winter ascent:  Ignazio Piussi, Giorgio Radaelli, Toni Hiebeler, 28/02 - 7/03/1963
First winter solo: Marco Anghileri 14 - 18/01/2000

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