Grand Libre au Grand Cap

 

Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet attempt to free climb a line they originally bolted thirteen years earlier on the Grand Capucin, a magnificent granite pillar perched at 3800 meters in the heart of the Mont Blanc range. The climbing couple confronts delicate and difficult climbing made even more extreme by the altitude and unstable weather. This 450-meter line with an 8b crux is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and hardest high altitude routes in the Alps.

Film by Bertrand Delapierre