Grandes Jorasses

Elevation (feet): 13,806
Elevation (meters): 4,208
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Savoy Alps
Latitude: 45.8667
Longitude: 6.98333
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Sep
Year first climbed: 1868
First successful climber(s): Horace Walker, Melchior Anderegg, Johann Jaun, Julien Grange
Nearest major airport: Geneva, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Chamonix, France

Grandes Jorasses is a spectacular peak, located on the east ridge of the Mont Blanc Massif. The peak is a sheer rock wall on both its north and south faces. The North Face is particularly severe, rising 4,000 vertical feet from glacier to rocky ridge. 

Two German climbers, Martin Meier and Rudolf Peters, first successfully climbed the north face in 1935, after some forty other parties had failed, many ending in death.