Check out these two vidoes. This two-part web series by Andy Mann of 3 Strings Productions follows Marmot’s 2012 expedition to the fierce Andes Mountains of Peru as Abbey Smith, Pete Takeda, Paige Claassen and Mick Follari brave extreme rock climbs and perilous ice routes. During this six week expedition to a remote valley in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, this multi-disciplinary climbing team established over 40 standard setting boulder problems and attempted the unclimbed surrounding 5000 and 6000 meter peaks. Near their 15,000 foot base camp, Claassen conquered her fear of falling ropeless, Smith climbed the monumental highball Breathless (V11), while Takeda used up six of his nine lives in a near fatal fall.
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