Jean Couzy

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Jean Couzy (1923 – 2 November 1958) was a French mountaineer. He studied aeronautical engineering at the École Polytechnique. At age 27, he was a member of Maurice Herzog's 1950 expedition to Annapurna. Prior to this, his usual climbing partner was Marcel Schatz, another member of the expedition. Couzy made the first ascent of Makalu with Lionel Terray on May 15, 1955.

In the Alps, Jean Couzy was the first to ascend the following routes:

  • Aiguille de l'M near Chamonix, a classical Severe (D) route named "la Couzy"
  • An Extremely Severe (ED) route on the north-west face of the Olan.
  • The Couzy route on the North Face of the Cima Ovest, Dolomites.

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