371 seconds of life and climbing in the mountains of Argentina and Chile, by Nico Favresse, Renan Ozturk, Bjorn-Eivind Artun, Freddie Wilkinson, Camilo Lopez, and Stephen Koch.
This is Patagonia
Nicolas Favresse and team carrying loads before the first free ascent of the South African Route, Central Tower of Paine, February 2009.
Sean Leary describes the genesis of his Patagonia trip with Renan Ozturk (film editor) and Cedar Wright (music) in February 2009. After a short new route and a spectacular wingsuit flight, the Vertical Carnival moved on to Rio.
How Routes Get Named
Freddie Wilkinson (filming) and Dana Drummond bivouack on the summit of Aguja Mermoz during the three-day Care Bear Traverse, over Guillaumet, Mermoz, and Fitz Roy, February 2007.
Camilo Lopez and Anna Pfaff climb a new variation to the northeast pillar of Aguja Guillaumet (30 hours from Chalten to the summit) and the Whillans Route on Aguja Poincenot, January 2009.
Thinking of Home
Stephen Koch sends a message to his pregnant wife from the summit of Cerro Torre after the first ascent of the complete southeast ridge, with Dean Potter and Marko Prezelj, January 2006.
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