Charles Eternue – Red Pillar of Blaitiere

A fine trip to the Red Pillar of the Blaitiere with the every psyched Andy Perkins to climb Charles Eternue. This route was named after the French Foreign Minister (Charles Hernu) who ordered the sinking of Greenpeace’s flagship vessel ‘Rainbow Warrior’ in 1985 while she was in port in Aukland New Zealand en route to demonstrate against the French nuclear tests in the Atol. One person was killed in the sinking and two French agents were arrested and found guilty of manslaughter in what the New Zealand authorities referred to as state sponsored terrorism. Interestingly my father used to work on this vessel when she conducted research. The climbing is varied with cracks, offwidths, corners, slabs, laybacks and a steep finale. Quality

20641435_10155789108313984_411985920_o20662501_10155789108563984_1247956221_o20662565_10155789108938984_1286018032_o.jpg20663220_10155789108648984_424101929_o20643736_1508677395857758_594837304_n20631453_1508719699186861_31442104_n

One thought on “Charles Eternue – Red Pillar of Blaitiere

  1. Good !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mail priva di virus. http://www.avast.com

    2017-10-02 18:41 GMT+02:00 Ross Hewitt :

    > Ross Hewitt – Skiing, Climbing, Photography posted: “A fine trip to the > Red Pillar of the Blaitiere with the every psyched Andy Perkins to climb > Charles Eternue. This route was named after the French Foreign Minister > (Charles Hernu) who ordered the sinking of Greenpeace’s flagship vessel > ‘Rainbow Warrior’ i” >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s