Jon Bracey, Neil Brodie, Jonny Baird on Grandes Jorasses

The Alps has experienced stable weather and good conditions, especially on the Grandes Jorasses (4,208 m) where Jon Bracey completed two grande courses in a week, one of which together with Neil Brodie was the first British repeat of the Whymper Spur Original' aka Bonatti-Vaucher (6th - 9th August 1964, 1,100m, ED3/4, VI and A2+). The other was the Colton-MacIntyre 1200m ED3 with Jonny Baird.

Read the full story with commentary from Jon Bracey at

See a good topo of the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses and read more accounts of UK alpinists at

Earlier this year Jon Bracey and Andrew Houseman made the second ascent of The French Route on the formidable North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska's Mount Hunter (4441m-14,573ft) .

See this earlier news report.

Jon Bracey is supported by Mountain Equipment, DMM, Crux, and Scarpa.

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