Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Mammut Pro Team Athlete Dani Arnold has set a new record time on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses.
At the end of July, the 34-year old climbed the Walker Spur (4,208 meters) in the Mont Blanc massif on the Cassin route in 2 hours and 4 minutes.
He now holds speed records on two out of the three legendary north faces in the Alps. For the third summer in a row, Dani has been focusing on the Grand Jorasses north face project.
In 2016 and 2017, weather conditions made any attempt impossible.
Then, on July 27, 2018, it all finally came together: Dani caught a good weather window and good conditions to set a new record.
The world-class alpinist conquered the north face with a height of over 1200m on the Cassin route in a sensational 2 hours and 4 minutes and was overwhelmed. Full blog post: https://www.mammut.com/stories/dani-arnold-speed-record-on-grandes-jorasses-north-face/