/ NEWSFLASH: Winter Solo Ascent of Torre Egger by Marc-Andre Leclerc

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UKC News - on 19 Sep 2016
Marc-Andre Leclerc on the first solo ascent of The Corkscrew, 4 kbCanadian climber Marc-Andre Leclerc has made the second winter ascent of Torre Egger - the first solo ascent in winter and only the second solo ascent ever - in a 21-hour push. With this ascent, Marc-André has completed his project of soloing the three main summits in the Cerro Torre group.



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alexm198 - on 19 Sep 2016
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This is absolutely mental, congrats to Marc-André. Yet another game changing ascent.
submariner - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Jesus H Christ that's impressive!
galpinos on 16:50 Tue
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I can't quite believe this hasn't got more comments. Wow......
Tom Last - on 20:53 Tue
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What an absolutely ridiculous achievement.
Robert Durran - on 21:38 Tue
In reply to galpinos:

> I can't quite believe this hasn't got more comments. Wow......

Maybe because there's not much to say other than stuff like "wow".

It does bring it home just how much standards have been rising at the top though.

galpinos on 23:29 Tue
In reply to Robert Durran:

True. 50 posts just saying, "Wow" makes for a pretty dull thread.

I can't begin to understand the level of commitment and confidence involved.
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Henry Iddon - on 10:45 Wed
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Good effort !

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