FRI NIGHT VIDEO: Extreme Alpine Solo with Head Cam

Colin Haley, the young 25 year-old alpinist who completed the Torre Traverse with Rolo Garibotti (UKC interview), was recently back down in Patagonia waiting for a large weather window to try a difficult objective.

He writes on his blog, "after festering for a while, and with no properly good weather in sight that could be potentially compromised by not being well rested, I figured I might as well head up to Aguja Guillaumet with a mediocre forecast for Dec. 20th. I had already climbed Guillaumet, one of the easiest summits in the range, three times before, so to make it more challenging I opted to head out alone. I chose to attempt the Amy Route because the first half is a snow, ice and mixed gully, and there was no doubt in the forecast that it would be far too cold to wear rock shoes."

This is Colin climbing the route wearing a head cam, it's quite long at 11 minutes but worth a watch.

The line of the Amy Route which he soloed is shown in the image below. This is the easiest route in the range with the crux pitch being a short 5.9 (HVS) corner.

Aguja Guillaumet from the east, showing the Amy Route.

Colin Haley is sponsored by Black Diamond, Patagonia, La Sportiva, Adidas Eyewear, and Feathered Friends.


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