Marc-An­dre Le­clerc’s His­toric Patag­o­nia Win­ter

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Marc-An­dre Le­clerc re­turned to Patag­o­nia in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber for the last few weeks of the aus­tral win­ter. He made the first solo of Torre Eg­ger in win­ter. The as­cent was the sec­ond solo of the peak and the sec­ond win­ter as­cent. Le­clerc, with the sup­port of Austin Si­adak, went on to make the first free as­cent of Ti­tanic up Torre Eg­ger. Ti­tanic is now a 950- me­tre 5.12b WI4 M5. It took Le­clerc and Si­adak two days with a bivy on the snow­field half­way up. The 5.12 crux was a slopey un­der­cling to slabby boul­der prob­lem on the up­per head­wall.

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