Summer holiday cairns

I am planning on visiting a few places in the mountains during my summer holidays, and I thought I would share with you some of the cairns that I encounter. Please share yours, too!

“Biographie” was for some time the most difficult climbing route in the world. It is still a test piece for the most elite climbers who travel to Céüse, near Gap, France, to try their luck. Touching the first holds of the route make you marvel at the capabilities of the human body. This is the cairn that sits at the bottom of the route.


This photo was taken in northern Norway in the middle of the night at 23:50 :slight_smile:


Last week, with my friend Benoit we ascended the Dibona via the Visite Obligatoire route. This route was bolted in 1988 and it’s one of the most beautiful multi-pitch climbs I have ever made. This tiny cairn indicates the way down from the top between the névés.

Just a small cairn showing the way to the Râteau eastern ridge (left), the Tête du Replat (middle) and the Refuge de la Selle.

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