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Emma Twyford on The Voie Petite (8b/5.13d) | Rab

Emma Twyford on The Voie Petite (8b/5.13d) | Rab

18th August 2016
18th Aug 2016
The high mountains around Chamonix have long been a proving ground for aspiring alpinists and mountaineers who have used this alpine playground as a source of inspiration, training and experience for the greater ranges. So it was for Rab founder Rab Carrington, who spent his summers here during the 1970’s, and so it remains to this day with many young climbers making the pilgrimage to this epicentre of European alpinism. In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with fellow Rab athlete Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite; a 14-pitch route on the Grand Capucin with difficulties up to 8b. While Emma is perhaps best known as one of the UK’s leading trad and sport climbers, with numerous routes of 8b and above under her belt as well as trad ascents up to E9, the potential of climbing in the wild surroundings of the Alps still held a special draw for her.

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