Patagonia 2013

The Torres shrouded in clouds

 

In four days I will head south for my fifth Patagonian climbing expedition! I am extremely excited and I am as ready as I can be. My partner in crime is former ACS owner and all around hard hitter Pete Fasoldt. 

Pete in an alpine wonderland!

 

This trip will be our third time climbing together in the Fitzroy massif. We have many objectives and now we can only hope for good weather. We will spend one month based out of the small town of El Chalten.

Two other ACS guides are also spending the winter months climbing in Patagonia. Both Grant Simmons and Joel Enrico are presently in Chalten being blown around the mountains by the ceaseless Patagonian winds. I am very excited to spend time with these guys and have an ACS party at the southern reaches of the globe.

ACS guide Grant Simmons guiding at the South Bubble

 

ACS guide Joel Enrico all smiles in Yosemite.

 

I have spent countless hours organizing and packing and trying to take only what is needed. For me that leaves a lot of wiggle room. (ex. Bannanagrams)

STUFF!

 

I want to thank Sterling Rope and Cadillac Mountain Sports for their support and for providing me with world class gear for this trip. Below are some photos of previous trips to the area. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates from down south!

 

Pete leading a beautiful hand crack on a new route we established in 2010.

 

ACS owner Eli Simon on the summit of Mermoz

 

Pete leaving the mountains at sunrise.

 

Eli at the base of Cerro Fitzroy

 

The summit of Cerro Torre

 

Pete and Eli on the summit of Fitzroy in 2008