"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
As previously reported, Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders successfully completed a first ascent on Sersank (c6,050m) in... Read more
Adam Ondra didn't waste much time in the Yosemite valley before he jumped on the Dawn wall and began putting up a fixed line. I... Read more
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein continue in their mission to tick Australia's bucket list climbs, visiting the Grampians... Read more
Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher recently caught our attention with two unsuccessful but nonetheless remarkable winter solo... Read more
Canadian alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc has made the second winter ascent of Torre Egger - the first solo ascent in... Read more
On February 6th, Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat summited Torres Central, in Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) via... Read more