Italians Open Route in Mont Blanc Massif

Posted on: October 10, 2008


Enrico Bonino and Paolo Stroppiana opened Reve Cache(5+ MR 4c) on September 29 after spotting the line on a previous climb. [Photo] Enrico / Stroppiana collection

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On September 29, Italian climbers Enrico Bonino and Paolo Stroppiana opened Reve Cache (5+ MR 4c) on Pointe d'Androsace in the Mont Blanc Massif. Met by an initial section of winding stone walls, the climbers navigated through seventeen pitches of mixed climbing, then descending off the shoulder of Mont Maudit. The climbers had spotted the line on a previous climb, later verifying that no route existed there. As previously reported on Alpinist.com, Bonino and Stroppiana opened a new route on Punta (3095m) in Mont Blanc Massif with fellow Italians as reported in the August 24 NewsWire.

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