Monthly Archives: December 2010

Another season and more suffering on the way

I recently arrived in Patagonia for another season of climbing and suffering.  This is my 5th time coming here to climb and sadly I’ve had shit luck with the weather down here every time.  So far this year has been no different.

I’m here climbing with Jens Holsten, a good friend and great climber from Washington.   We’ve made a few attempts at getting up into the mountains since we’ve been here with varying degrees of succes.  Our most recent attempt was looking promising with a projected weather window of two days.  The forecast was showing zero precipitation, cold temps, and tolerable winds.  This was a perfect forecast for our icy objective on the East face of Mermoz.

The East face of Mermoz with red line showing our attempted route

The East face of Mermoz with red line showing our attempted route

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