by Mick Ryan The Alps has experienced stable weather and good conditions, especially on the Grandes Jorasses (4,208 m) where Jon Bracey completed two grande courses in a week, one of which together with Neil Brodie was the first British repeat of the Whymper Spur Original´ aka Bonatti-Vaucher (6th – 9th August 1964, 1,100m, ED3/4, VI and A2+). The other was the Colton-MacIntyre 1200m ED3 with Jonny Baird. Read the full story with commentary from Jon Bracey at www.dmmclimbing.com/news Earlier this year Jon Bracey and Andrew Houseman made the second ascent of The French Route on the formidable North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska´s Mount Hunter (4441m-14,573ft) . See this earlier UKClimbing.com news report. Jon Bracey is supported by Mountain Equipment, DMM, Crux, and Scarpa.