Marc-an­dré’s Visión is New Route on Torre Eg­ger

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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.”

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