Team heads to Patagonia to attempt the Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre.

Two years ago, Cerro Torre had the world’s attention when two climbing teams made important ascents of separate routes. Jason Kruk and Hayden Kennedy climbed a new route on Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge, on their descent they chopped bolts on the historic Compressor Route. Soon after, David Lama climbed the Southeast Ridge, doing the first free ascent of the line, despite the chopping of the historical hardware.

In January, 2014, British climbers Dave MacLeodAlly SwintonCalum Muskett and photographer Ben Winston will be attempting to free climb the Southeast Ridge.

We will continue to update the story as details become available.

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Cerro Torre as seen from the southeast Photo: Corey Rich/Red Bull Content Pool

Cerro Torre as seen from the southeast Photo: Corey Rich/Red Bull Content Pool

Kruk and Kenndy, outside their residence. Posters warned them to leave town. Local climbers did not like their bolt chopping, some alpinists praised their decision. Photo Mikey Schaefer

Kruk and Kenndy, outside their residence in El Chalten, Argentina. Posters warned them to leave town. Local climbers did not like their bolt chopping, some alpinists praised their decision. Photo Mikey Schaefer

Bolts from the Compressor Route Photo: Mikey Schaefer

Bolts from the Compressor Route Photo: Mikey Schaefer

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David Lama freeing the Compressor Route Photo David Lama Collection

Dave MacLeod Photo Lukasz Warzecha

Dave MacLeod Photo Lukasz Warzecha

Callum Muskett Photo Joey Durkin

Callum Muskett Photo Joey Durkin

Ally Swinton

Ally Swinton

 

 

 

 

 

 


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