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The technical rock section on South Face at around 7000m took almost 3 days. File photo from 2010 expedition.
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Yannick and Stephane at Annapurna BC in 2010.
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Approaching the bottom of the face. Photo from 2010 Expedition.
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Yannick trying to negotiate a vertical section on Annapurna South Face in 2010.
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The Lafaille Route which was climbed by Ueli Steck, two weeks ago. As per reports, it appears that French alpinists also ascend via same line.
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Big News: More Summits on Annapurna via South Face

Posted: Oct 24, 2013 07:10 pm EDT

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(By Raheel Adnan) Just as the post-monsoon climbing season on 8000m peaks looked over, the big news has come in from Annapurna, again. It appears that first repeat of Lafaille Route has been achieved by two French alpinists in alpine style, just two weeks after the solo ascent by Ueli Steck. 7000ers new route specialist, Yannick Graziani, and climber with 2003 & 2009 Piolets d’Or nominations, Stephane Benoist, reached the summit this morning after climbing the Annapurna South Face in around a week since they left...

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