Chamonix: The PGHM Delivers New Crampon to Mountaineer

 

The gendarmes of the PGHM of Chamonix carry out a wide variety of mountain rescue missions. From saving mountaineers from certain death to deliver a new crampon to a mountaineer who lost one of his.

On 27 July, at around 1 pm, a roped party of two alpinists found themselves stuck on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, on the Walker Spur. The Walker Spur is a classic route to reach the Pointe Walker, the highest summit of the Grandes Jorasses massif (4,208 m; 13,806 ft).

The two alpinists were unable to make any further progress, as when one of them lost a crampon.

Luckily, the PGHM of Chamonix came to their rescue. The gendarmes delivered a new crampon to the mountaineer, via the Choucas 74 helicopter.

Source @Le Dauphine

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Grandes Jorasses, Massif du Mont Blanc, North side. Photo source @wikimedia.org
Layout of most of the routes on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. Michmuch38, L. Besson / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
Two alpinists found themselves stuck on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, on the Walker Spur (photo). Photo Source @Le Dauphine

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