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Alexander Huber on the first free ascent of Voie Petit, Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc on 27/07/2005
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La Voie Petit, Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc, first ascended in 1997 by Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Pascal Gaudin and Jean-Paul Petit and freed on 27/07/2005 by Alexander Huber
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Alexander Huber frees Voie Petit on Grand Capucin


On the 17th of July Alexander Huber from Germany successfully made the first free ascent of 'Voie Petit' on Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc, grading the 300m line F8b.

On the 17th of July Alexander Huber successfully made the first free ascent of "Voie Petit" on Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc. After a series of attempts the German freed all piches in one go in one day, grading the 450m line 8b.

The route in question had been first ascended in 1997 by French climbing aces Arnaud Petit and Stefanie Bodet on the east face of Grand Capucin, to the left if the original line up the 3838m high summit, the Bonatti route climbed by none other than Walter Bonatti and L. Ghigo in 1951.

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