Cerro Torre: the other traverse
Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley had already dumbfounded the mountaineering world in 2008 with their north-south traverse of the Torre chain. Diabolical Colin Haley, accompanied by Marc-André Leclerc, succeeded the south-north traverse, starting with the RagniRoute on Cerro Torre. Then came Torre Egger via VenasAzules and the AmericanRoute, Punta Heron via the south face, then a few new pitches to reach El Caracol and Cerro Standhardt. A three-day cavalcade on some of the world’s most unsociable rock faces. Photo: Damien Tomasi.