Salvaterra climbed around the world with true dedication—especially in Patagonia. Guidebook author Rolando Garibotti called Salvaterra “The most devoted and committed lover Cerro Torre has ever had.”
These famous climbing accidents are equal parts gripping and inspiring. If any reader should someday find themself in such a desperate situation, we hope they too will remember how others endured, living to climb another day.
In 2007, Kelly Cordes and Colin Haley linked two monster routes to climb Cerro Torre base-to-summit in 32 hours. And you know what? It's all good, brah. ...
In January 2022, Swiss climber and paragliding pilot Mario Heller joined forces with Argentina’s Pablo Pontoriero and Switzerland’s Roger Schäli to climb up and fly off Cerro Torre.
Corrado “Korra” Pesce and his partner had completed a new route on Cerro Torre’s east and north face when a rime-ice mushroom collapsed on him.
We caught up with filmmaker Austin Siadak to talk soloing, climbing Torre Egger with Marc, and his favorite part of The Alpinist.
In the early 1990s in Patagonia you were on your own. You lived by the weather, chasing brief clear windows hoping you could get up, and down, before storm slammed the door shut ... or spelled disaster.
He left us with nothing and everything.
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