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Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

American alpinist Brette Harrington has arrived in Patagonia for the winter.

On her Instagram, she reported soloing the classic route called Austriaca on Aguja de l’S. The route was first climbed in 1987 by Hans Bärnthaler and Ewald Lidl from Austria.

Pataclimb.com has reported that the route was soloed by other Americans. In 1996 Charlie Fowler ran a solo lap and then Colin Haley in 2011 and Josh McClure in 2012

There are two major variations, one from the east and one from the west. Harrington’s ascent took two-and-a-half hours and she made it at night.