Vedrines, Maguet Set Record Times on Two Classic Alps Routes

On July 10, Benjamin Vedrines climbed summited 4,808m Mont Blanc from the Italian side via the Peuterey ridge in a fantastic record time: 6 hours 51 minutes from Val Veny to the summit, according to Alpinemag.

The Peuterey is the most beautiful and difficult ridge on Mont Blanc. Most climbers take more than two days to solve it. Vedrines left the Peuterey parking lot at 4:02 am and reached the summit at 10:53 am.

Nadir Maguet.

Nadir Maguet. Photo: Evi Garbolino


Meanwhile, on the Grandes Jorasses Nadir Maguet also managed a new FKT (fastest known time) on the normal route from Planpincieux to Punta Walker. He took 3 hours 19 minutes, according to Aostasera. The previous best time dates all the way back to 1993, when Alfredo Mammoliti managed it in 4h 3′ 26″.

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.