Les Courtes, Nord Nord Est
01 / 03 / 2012 - FRANCE, Mt Blanc, D, 45°, 1200 m
After a first try alone 2 years ago, I went back with Matt Gerdes on les Courtes to paraglide from the summit.
Fisrt we try to take off from les Grands Montets. The wind was backwards and I can't manage to take off. Matt did, so I walk the way down to the glacier. Then we continue to the bottom of Les Courtes. The rimaye was easy and we climb up the North Est face. Matt was pretty fit and I was so tired... We arrive to the summit for a rest in the sun, we continue to the take on the other side of the mountain. The wind was correct and in 2 seconds we were in the sky. This 2,5 extra kg save us 3/4 hours walk. We land in Chamonix.