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'It's unheard of violence': how mountaineers' entourage overcome death in the mountains


INVESTIGATION - The practice of high mountain involves mortal risks assumed by mountaineers. Relatives do not always accept this commitment and death is a regular drama in this universe.

At the end of the day, the dark blue of the sky stifles the fire of twilight on the horizon.

On January 23, 2022, Charles Dubouloz climbed the vault of the mountain.

He climbed the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, renowned for its extreme difficulty in the Alps.

And unheard of, he climbed it alone, for six days and five nights, in the middle of winter, clinging to rock and ice, in the cold shadow of a 1200 meter wall.

The press hails the ascent as an achievement.

But, at the precise moment of the conquest, victorious in a fierce battle, he is overwhelmed by another feeling.

In the film of his ascent, we see him leading to the top.

The images are striking.

Charles, 32, falls to his knees in tears.

"I don't know where I put the limit.


If the mountaineer exults in his victory, regret for having risked his life so much seizes him.

 Poor man, where is your victory? 

», whispered the famous mountaineer René Desmaison in 1963, after a stormy first ascent…

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Source: lefigaro

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