Deepfreeze Directissime Walker

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 7.00 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 1

27 mins, Director: Yannick Boissenot, France, Subtitles, NZ Premiere. 

In June 1986, Patrick Gabarrou and Hervé Bouvard opened the Walker Directissime in the Grandes Jorasses north face—a masterpiece of difficulty on a 1200m big wall. For 37 years nobody else tried it until February 2023 when three French mountaineers tried to make the first winter ascent of this route. This is the story of Charles Dubouloz, Symon Welfringer, and Clovis Paulin, spending five days in this giant freezer.