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Eugster Direct (IV,5 1000m), North Face Aiguille du Midi

The fine direct line of the Eugster Direct taking an almost plumb line under the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

Line marked to the left is the classic Frendo Spur further left on the Face

Andy Houseman starting the first technical pitch on the Eugster Direct, Chamonix

The start of about 6 quality mixed pitches up to Scottish VI

Rob Jarvis enjoying the superb icy mixed climbing on the Eugster Direct, Aiguille du Midi

Classic Mixed Climbing in Chamonix with the easiest descent of any North Face!

Andy Houseman in the deep and narrow cleft of the Eugster Direct looking out to the green Chamonix Valley below


Rob engrossed in one of the tougher mixed pitches high on the Direct Variation to the Eugster Couloir

Aiguille du Midi North Face, Chamonix

The last hard mixed pitch on the Eugster, but there is still a long way to go to the station!

We abandoned all hope of catching the last Telecabine down here....we were going to miss it by miles! A night in the Midi station toilets coming up, well worth it though!

We arrived at the midi station in a blizzard late in the evening and my reward was the worst hot aches I have ever experienced!!