Canadians Heading to Patagonia as Weather Improves
The weather in Patagonia has mostly been wet, cold and windy this climbing season. As Patagonia Vertical posted on Facebook today that the weather is finally improving, a number of Canadians get ready to head south. Sonnie Trotter will be meeting Sam Lambert and friends down El Chalten for a few weeks of climbing in the Fitz Roy area.
Amazing photo by the talented @austin_siadak of the Fitz Roy Range – In exactly 2 weeks I'll be on a plane heading south for this exact location. Whoa!!! A dream come true and a drastic change from the hot and humid flatlands of Florida:) @patagonia_climb @blackdiamond @patagonia @sterlingrope @fiveten_official @alpineclubcan @joerockheads
West Coaster Will Stanhope is heading to Torre del Paine with American Jesse Huey for some big wall action. Torre del Paine is in Chile’s Patagonia region. Stanhope has a number of big Patagonia sends to his name, including the first free ascent of The Sound and the Fury 5.12 on Aguja Desmochada, the first ascent of DNV Direct on Aguja Poincenot 5.11R/X and Blood on the Tracks 5.12 on Aguja Innominata.
The blonde Harry Potter of alpine climbing @jason_kruk on Aguja Desmochada, Argentine Patagonia, back in 2008. In a couple weeks @jessehuey and I will travel to the Torres Del Paine to enjoy some Patagonian granite, weather permitting. Can't wait! @arcteryx @metoliusclimbing @fiveten_official @maximropes