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February 1987: Jean-Michel Asselin (left) and Gian-Carlo Grassi discussing the day at the Premieres Journees de Glace in Gavarnie in the Pyrenees. It was the first ice climbing festival, and quite a success. A lot of heavy hitters turned up: Grassi, Renault, Noel-Roche, Bohigas and Lucas (who gave a slideshow about their new route on the south face of Annapurna), etc. Amazing. And a long drive from Chamonix. Grassi died in 1991.