Switch Descent Of The Col Du Plan By Julien Herry
We’ve always known Chamonix guide Julien ’Pica’ Herry was on another level in the mountains but his latest accomplishment is simply mind bending…
On Feb 19th, Pica rode the first ever SWITCH descent of the Col Du Plan route on the North face of the Aiguille Du Midi. The first half of this 600m (1800 ft) line hangs over a massive cliff and the pitch is a stout 45°- 50°.
Pica has been a regular-footed rider for 20 years and he made every turn of this descent (including dozens of do-or-die jump turns) riding goofy on a Mountain Twin 157. Though he hasn’t given up on regular footed riding, Pica has plans for several other switch descents of classic steep lines. His goal is to break free of the chains of riding one direction such that he can find new possibilities for endless fun on a line regardless of whether it’s better riding for regular or goofy - next level!!
Check out this video of his SWITCH descent of the Col Du Plan above and catch a view of the line below:
Making it look easy in any direction, Julien drops in switch. Photo by Davide Capozzi
The Col du Plan - Nord. Photo by Ben Briggs
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