VANESSA FRANCOIS ON THE GRAND GENDARME DES COSMIQUES
An iron will and a group of friends carry her
Two days to remember for the paraplegic mountaineer Vanessa Francois. After his great climbings on Mont Blanc - among all the first female ascent of Manitua on the North Face of Grandes Jorasses, in winter - after the tragic accident in April 2010, the indomitable French climber has returned to fondle the vertical walls of Aguille du Midi. On 2 and 3 September, with a system of zip-lines and usinclimbing with jumar, Vanessa bivouacked near the top of the Grand Gendarme des Cosmiques. Two days of great beauty and strong will for our athlete.
Here are the amazing photos of ascension.