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Ecrins Massif Peaks Linked

Ailefroide, one of the eight peaks in the Ecrins Massif linked by Dumarest and Clouet over a period of eleven days. [Photo]

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On October 5, Aymeric Clouet and Christophe Dumarest completed a link of eight summits in the Ecrins Massif, France. Beginning on September 25, the climbers summited La Meije, La Roche Meane, La Roche d’Alvau, Le Dome des Ecrins, Ailefroide, Les Bans, Le Pic Bonvoisin, and Le Sirac over the course of eleven days. The climbers told Agence France-Presse that they encountered particularly bad fog and snow conditions on Ailefroide. reports that the two climber’s initial attempt in April was abandon on account of avalanche danger. Read about Dumarest and Clouet’s variation of Afanasieff Ridge on Fitz Roy in Patagonia in the January 30 NewsWire.

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