Garibotti and Haley Complete Torre Traverse

Garibotti and Haley Complete Torre Traverse

February 11, 2008

From article by Dougald McDonald

Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley have completed the much-discussed—and occasionally attempted—Torre Traverse: the link-up of Aguja Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger, and Cerro Torre in a single alpine-style outing.

Garibotti, 36, an Argentine who lives much of the year in Colorado and who guides foir Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, is one of the most accomplished Patagonian climbers of recent years. Haley, 23, lives in Washington and has climbed very successfully in Patagonia two times before this season.

In an e-mail, Garibotti wrote, “Usually I would prefer to keep my doings to myself, but since, because of the high-profile nature of this climb, this was going to be impossible, Colin and I decided to provide the info right from the horse’s mouth to make sure there are no mistakes.”

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