British climbers Dan Donovan, Stu McAleese and Dave Turnbull are currently in Patagonia enjoying warm conditions. The trio have made an ascent of Cerro Torre via the West face - Ragni route.
Dave Turnbull, Dan Donovan and Stu McAleese on the summit of Cerro Torre
UKC News, Jan 2013
© Dave Turnbull
"First British ascent I believe although Leigh Mc and Mike P had several good attempts in the past, and I'm pretty sure Dave Heseldon also tried. Conditions on the route have changed a lot over the past 12 months. The day 2 approach is the hardest day - up to Standarht Coll, down to ice cap then back up to Coll of Hope."
With the weather looking warm but good for the next week, we wish the trio good luck on their next objective.
This ascent has been talked about in the UKC forums.
Stu McAleese is sponsored by DMM and Mountain Equipment
Dave Turnbull is the CEO of the BMC