Monday, February 21, 2011

Friends

Just a quick note to say congrats to my friends Jason Kruk and Chris Geisler for a really impressive bid on the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

Jason's got a great write-up on his blog: www.jasonkruk.net

Basically, those guys pushed real hard and came a stone's throw from the top after some all-night aid jiggery pokery. Despite not succeeding, they pointed the way forward. To me, the Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre is one of the most elegant lines I've ever laid eyes on. To climb that feature without Maestri's bolts is way cool.

Here's a couple snaps of the boys themselves.


Geisler eyeing up some burgers on top of the Split Pillar:



Kruk eyeing up some cocktails at a party last year:


Jason, with a penchant for fine denim and ear-splitting dance music, is one of my favourite partners in crime. While Chris is back in Vancouver, Jason is still down there, aiming for another try. Suerte, amigo!