Climbing
30.07.2015

Lionel Pernollet: Fidel Fiasco

The heat wave that we've had these last few days has its consequences in the mountains: many landslides, making the slopes of Mont Blanc dangerous. Nevertheless, some rock-climbing routes such as the Fidel Fiasco trail, on the west face of Blaitière, provide a superb climb sheltered from the big rock falls. It is this route that Lionel Pernollet opted for.

This recently re-equipped trail of 350m, 12 pitches, is as described by the man who opened it, Michel Piolat, in his rundown: "Beautiful trail replete with cracks for the most part, one of the most beautiful of its kind in the Mont Blanc massif." 13 pitches with ratings up to 6c between cracks and dihedra for protection with a good set of fiends and slabs, very technical on foot.

Lionel Pernollet dans Fidel Fiasco

A magnificent climb in a beautiful atmosphere of a big, quite steep face, that Philippe (his account -ed.), well used to this kind of climbing, flew over with panache ... "

Lionel Pernollet dans Fidel Fiasco

Lionel Pernollet dans Fidel Fiasco