Two First Ascents in Patagonia for Colin Haley | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 197

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03rd January 2014
03rd Jan 2014
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In early December, Haley and Sarah Hart climbed Aguja Volonqui via a new route called El Lobito (400m, AI4+ M5 A0). Volonqui is a peak above the South Marconi Glacier, which lies north of the Cerro Torre group and west of the better known Cerro Piergiorgio and Cerro Pollone. Britons Rab Carrington and Alan Rouse climbed the south side of the peak in 1976, stopping just a body length below top because of an unstable rime mushroom. Nearly two weeks later, during another brief weather window, Haley and Rolando Garibotti hiked back to the Marconi Glacier to attempt a line on Cerro Marconi Central that Haley had been coveting for the past year. La SuperWhillans (650m, AI3 M3; named for a similar formation on Aguja Poincenot). Two First Ascents in Patagonia for Colin Haley | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 197