Patagonia Route Named for Tina Turner Song
Janez Jeglic climbed two of the hardest routes on Cerro Torre's south face, including What's Love Got To Do With It
Legendary singer Tina Turner, known as the Queen of Rock n Roll, died at age 83 after a long illness. If you’re unfamiliar with Turner’s amazing music then see her top 20 songs here.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” a statement said on Turner’s official Facebook page. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
There are likely dozens of routes named after her songs, but one of the biggest and most difficult is What’s Love Got To Do With It, an 800-metres 5.12 A4 on the south face of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. It was first climbed and named by Slovenians Janez Jeglic, Marko Lukic and Miha Praprotnik in 1994. This was Jeglic’s second route on the south face of the famous peak, with his first, Cara Sur 5.10 A4 1,200 m, being in 1988.
In the route description for What’s Love Got To Do With It, Paprotnik said, “What’s love got to do with this was the question that lingered in our minds during the length of the expedition. Moving on the edge between life and death, the unhuman tiredness, the fear and the impotence, the painful cold, the wind, the delusions, the adventure, the craziness. Yet, in all of this, there is love.”