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Arc'teryx - Riders On The Storm

Arc'teryx - Riders On The Storm

01st June 2016
01st Jun 2016
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On February 6th, Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat summited Torres Central, in Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) via the extremely difficult east face. 25 years after the first ascent of this historic route, this was only the fifth known successful ascent of ‘Riders on the Storm.’ This region is famous for its unstable weather conditions, making it a very challenging place to climb. ‘Riders on the Storm’ was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert, Bernd Arnold, Peter Dittrich and Norbert Bätz in January 1991 during 15 days of climbing over a five-week period. This stunning line on the sheer 1300m east face of Torres Central line went at 7c, A3. The climbing is very varied and demanding, ranging from delicate and runout face climbing to wide cracks and roofs, which were often entirely iced up.

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Hugo Pilcher's picture
1 climbing shoe, 1 mountaineering shoe, awesome!
6th Sep 2016
Filippo Gualtieri's picture
Beautiful video! I love the fact that they had to climb with climbing shoes and crampons at the same time (1min and 29sec). I remember Colin Haley saying the same thing about his Cerro Torre traverse in an interview... but I can't find it anymore! Maybe someone from EpicTV is able to post the link of this interview? Thanks!
6th Sep 2016
Brian Kieran's picture
Climbing Editor
After a little bit of digging I found it.... http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/colin-haley-on-breaking-patagonian-records-with-alex-honnold-%7C-climbing-daily-ep-691/604887
6th Sep 2016
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