August 2009 in the Ecrins Alps. Rock climbing on the multi pitch granite slabs at La Berarde and Ailefroide. Climbing mates Saz and Stu Mackay were staying in the La Grave area so many routes were ascended. Chilean guide Pachi also called by, cruising the local 7a's at Les Freaux!
Route: Ailefroide - 2 Hot Men, TD- (6a max)
Route: La Berarde, Barfly-Encoula area :Bataille des Aigles, TD, 6a+
View from Barfly rock climbing, over La Berarde to the La Meije and Le Rateau