26 November 2009
Austrian climbers David Lama and Daniel Steuerer left to South America: the aim of the expedition is the first free ascent of the Compressor route on Cerro Torre. In 2007 Americans Smith and Wharton freed a long part of the route, but could’t complete it.
Italians Elio Orlandi and Fabio Giacomelli are leaving to Patagonia, aiming to finish an important attempt on Cerro Torre started during last season.
The Swiss and the South Tyrolean Schäli Roger and Simon Gietl headed in Patagonia. The goal? Fitz Roy (3,406 m). The two members of the international team of alpineXtrem SALEWA are planning an unusual scale of this spectacular Andean peak, two different routes, one to go in the shortest possible time, the other is a very difficult one and with several days in wall.