The friendship trilogy
The score of the three movements of this concerto for mountaineers trio was performed to perfection, with a final accomplished in one day on the Gogna-Cerrutti route (1000m, A2, 6b, M7) on the north face of the Matterhorn. “The problem with everything going so well is that it looks almost easy from the outside. But this trilogy is anything but insignificant!“, insists Benjamin Védrines, who was on the phone with us last night in Chamonix, in transit to Léo Billon’s house, as he was coming out of a well-deserved shower. Two minutes later, Léo recounts the arrival at the top of the Matterhorn: “This day was the most intense: very physical on the arms in the second part, with quite exhausting wind, the altitude at 4400. . . We felt a big emotion completing the project. Of course, it was stronger than on the other ascents where you were not the most expressive and we just said to ourselves “Ah, we are happy”. There is no explosion
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