Marc-andré’s Visión is New Route on Torre Egger
Brette Harrington has completed a line up the East Pillar of Torre Eger in Patagonia with Quentin Roberts and Horacio Gratton called Marc-andré’s Visión. Marc-andré Leclerc passed away in a climbing accident in Alaska in spring 2018 with partner Ryan Johnson. “The line curves delicately up the lower East Pillar of Torre Egger, connecting into Titanic,” said Harrington. “Marc had seen this line while soloing Torre Egger in 2016 and together we were hoping to return and climb it. This was a line I couldn’t do alone, so I called up my friend Quentin Roberts and he joined me in establishing the lower pillar this season that connects into Titanic.” The new route is VI 5.12c and took nearly five days to complete.
After their first ascent to the summit, Harrington said, “Cold and icy conditions made the climbing quite challenging, often by use of one crampon on the left foot and one rock shoe on the right foot, one ice axe and bare hands. Four days on the wall has left me feeling so very content with our effort and patience as we waited for the wall to clean itself of ice. This would not have been possible without the endless inspiration from Leclerc.”
Alannah Yip at the 2020 Pan American Games