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In Winter 2016, three climbers set out to attempt La Directissime on Cap Trinité in Quebec. The team bailed after a large unstable block stopped their progress. Instead, they decided to combine three routes into a new direct line up Mont du Gros Bras.
From filmmaker Louis Rousseau:
“This movie project came from one clear idea: The splendor of winter climbing and the unique scenery of Quebec has to be discovered and promoted to the world’s climbing communities. We wanted to show how we fulfill our dream of adventures here on the gentle rolling hills of eastern Canada, and how we recreate the emotional rushes of alpine climbing. In Directissima, you will discover the Saguenay (Cap Trinité) and the Charlevoix (Mont du Gros Bras) regions. They are both terrific hardcore training ground for greater mountain ranges. It’s also at the cutting edge for winter climbing. The difficulty levels, high winds, spindrift snow, cold factor, frostbitten fingertips and remoteness make these grounds world class.