In the first of the three, Gordon Smith takes us back to the mid Seventies and shares some of his Alpine adventures. An all star cast help him along - 'Dirty Alex', 'Black Nick', Terry 'Kingy' King and John Bouchard amongst others.
- Read The North Face Races - Gordon Smith's historical Alpine Article - HERE
The second article is an information article with a photo-topo and route description as well as an account of an ascent of the Swiss Route:
"One of the classic ice climbs of the Alps, tackling the ice-encrusted north face of Les Courtes, the Swiss Route is an ideal introduction to winter north face climbing..."
- Read the UKC Article on the North Face of Les Courtes HERE
In the third article Mike C describes an ascent of the Austrian route on the north face of Les Courtes in 1980. His summit experience was blessed with a beautiful view of Mont Blanc under moonlight. With superb photography, Mike brings his ascent alive.
- Read Courting the Easy Way - Mike C's historical Alpine Article - HERE
Thinking of visiting the Alps and want some general advice?
Read Alpine Introduction by Mountain Guide Rich Cross HERE