Grand Pilier D’ Angle Film by Keith Ball.

We went in search of sunny rock but instead we found squeaky styrofoam. The Tournier Spur on the north face of the Aiguille de Midi provided some loose acclimatisation and a return to summer Alpinism for Nick.

The main event was a three day journey from Italy to France over Mont Blanc via the Grand Pillier D’Angle. The Bouchard into the Boivin-Vallençant led the way with amazing wintery conditions for August.

To quote Nick “…you would do well to get a Lama over here”.


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