Dani Arnold Grandes Jorasses Speed Record

Arve Valley

Grandes Jorasses North Face Cassin Route 2 hours 4 minutes

Alpine Climbing Extreme

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
64 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
57˚
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Dani Arnold Grandes Jorasses Speed Record Map

Description

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/

Difficulty

Extreme

Long, committing and complex routes with difficult and sustained climbing on rock/ice and challenging route finding throughout. TD upwards.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

The majority of the route is "no fall" terrain.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

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