Grandes Jorasses

Grandes Jorasses / Pointe Walker, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italija

The Grandes Jorasses, standing at 4,208 meters, is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, straddling the border between Haute-Savoie, France, and the Aosta Valley, Italy. This mountain is renowned for its formidable north face, one of the three great north faces of the Alps, along with the Eiger and Matterhorn. This face is especially noted for its challenging climbs, including the famous Walker Spur and Croz Spur routes.

First ascended in 1868 by Horace Walker and his team, the Grandes Jorasses is comprised of several notable summits including Pointe Walker, Pointe Whymper, and Pointe Croz, each named after key figures in their first ascents. The south face, accessible from the Boccalatte cabin in Italy, offers another aspect of the mountain’s diverse climbing opportunities. The Grandes Jorasses is not only a symbol of alpine majesty but also a testament to the history and evolution of mountaineering in the Alps.