Climbed the north face of the Tour Ronde in 1999 with Roger Wild. We took the bubbles to the Torino Hut and had a typical alpine start the next day.
The bergshrund at the foot of the face was horrendous – a ten foot vertical wall with a horrendous slot if you came off! Roger is up front approaching the narrows and I’m then following.
In the photo of me if you look carefully you can see our footprints approaching the bergshrund.
Finally Roger at the summit with the Brenva face of Mont Blanc at the back.