Cerro Torre, Patagonia

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Cerro Torre, Patagonia

Since 2012, I’ve been scratching my head on why Cerro Torre was getting away from me year after year. Patagonia is an odd place to climb. For two years I would arrive in decent weather, kicking around El Chalten watching the meteograms and quite literally watching my dreams of climbing that year’s objective blow away. I’ve never invested long periods of time there, though. It’s way better to plan on staying for awhile if you want to get something done. For most of my climbing friends, El Chalten is a place they could live most of the year, and some do. Click title to continue reading...

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West Witches Tit, Alaska

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West Witches Tit, Alaska

I’m never too surprised when I get an email or a picture of the weather in some obscure part of Alaska, or anywhere for that matter, from John Frieh. John is one of the best, if not the best, at finding a window and capitalizing on it. I trust his windows and I just go along for the ride. My job is to be a safe partner, stay positive and take as many leads as I can. For the 24 to 48 hours we are out climbing, he is my best friend and I’m sure I’m his. It’s a joy to climb with Frieh. He is an outstanding person. Click title to continue reading...

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