It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]
Strong climber Roger Schaeli has made the likely second ascent of the 900-metre La Vida Es Silbar up the north face of the Eiger. The route was first climbed in the late ’90s and […]
Inest Papert has repeated Scaramouche, an eight-pitch 5.13b/c up the west face of the Hoher Göll in the Berchtesgadener alps of Germany, with her partner Matthias Reiter. It took her nearly two weeks to […]
Tom O’Halloran became the first Australian to climb 5.14d with the first ascent of his route Baker’s Dozen at The Pit in the Blue Mountains in June. In an interview with VerticalLifeMag.com, he said, […]
On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]
Angie Payne reflecting on one of her best days ever in the Colorado alpine sending V11 and V13.
Marcus Pucher soloed the Ragni route on Cerro Torre on Sept. 3 and stopped only 40 metres from the summit. The snow and rime ice conditions were too difficult to risk climbing. The strong […]