2016 Son­nie

PATAG­O­NIA

Gripped - - FEATURE - Pho­tos by Son­nie Trot­ter Son­nie Trot­ter is based in Can­more and one of Canada’s top climbers.

In the win­ter of 2017, Son­nie Trot­ter took his first-ever trip to Patag­o­nia. Once there, he met up with Que­bec climber Sam Lam­bert. The two teamed up for some shorter alpine gran­ite routes dur­ing the short weather win­dows. Lam­bert spent a few ex­tra weeks in the area, but the poor weather shut down most big pushes.

On one day out, Trot­ter and Lam­bert climbed the eight-pitch Le Me­dia Do­cena. The 5.11+ R had no bolts or fixed gear and the pair made the likely sec­ond as­cent. Be­tween at­tempts up high, climbers would spend hours work­ing boul­der­ing prob­lems down near town. Below is a photo es­say by Trot­ter from his first trip to the range.

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