On Tuesday December 9th, 2008, 44 year-old Swiss climber and mountain guide Walter Hungerbühler summited Cerro Torre, completing what is considered the first solo ascent of the Ferrari Route.
This is reportedly the first clean solo ascent of Cerro Torre, without the use of the bolts of Cesare Maestri's Compressor Route. On the steep pitches of the route Walter self-belayed, the rest he climbed ropeless.
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