Neil in ¨dreamland¨...perfect hands!
Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, and Punta Heron behind
Good news from the Torre Valley! The weather was good for about three days, with one perfectly calm and sunny day, January 1; we brought in 2009 by summiting Torre Media Luna, a 400 meter climb with excellent cracks and stunning views of the valley. After weeks of waiting out the Patagonian wind and rain, it was surreal to be climbing perfect cracks in perfect weather! The energy in Chalten is great when the word gets out about a good weather window, everyone is super-psyched to climb and heading up to Nipo Nino, the high camp in the Torre Valley. We had a great New Years Eve with all our friends at camp, and went to bed early to get the alpine start. The forecast is optimistic for the future, another window on Wednesday, and more high pressure later in the week!! Until then, we rest, share stories with friends, and eat, eat, eat...mas carne! Hasta luego amigos!