"We found that peg, left by Maestri, at the initial dihedral, 200 meters up the wall," reported Ermanno. He found no further pegs up the route (click to enlarge).
"Someone accused me of having reopened a closed chapter but they should know that this case has never been closed. Perhaps we've spoken too little about it here in Italy but the international mountaineering world has never ceased to do so." In the image, Ermanno takes notes in the ice cave which served the team as BC at Cerro Torre's base (click to enlarge).
"Il Vecchio" (the old man), as his climbing mates nicknamed Salvaterra, happy on the summit of Cerro Torre, close to midnight. In the Image, Salvaterra (right) poses with young climber Alessandro Beltrami. All images courtesy of Colmar.it (click to enlarge).
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(MountEverest.net) In previous weeks weve followed Ermanno Salvaterras climb on Cerro Torres North face. The adventure could not have had a better ending. Ermanno and his climbing mates Rolando Garibotti and Alessandro Beltrami are safe in BC after having summited the legendary Patagonian spire. The team climbed a new route they have named El Arca de los Vientos (The Arc/Chest of Winds). However, Salvaterra returned to Patagonia with one more thing on his mind. He wanted to see if he could find any evidence of Maestri and...