Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Return to Cerro Torre Feb 2004

Whether Maestri and Egger did climb Cerro Torre (3,102m) in 1959 is a question that continues to haunt climbers, and this was yet another team hoping to find the answer. However, with warmer than usual weather, on both occasions that they went to the bottom of the north face, they were greeted with falling ice and other unpleasantness, so they concentrated their efforts elsewhere. They were successful in making the first ascent of Cerro Pereyara at E2, M2 and a new route on the west face of De La Ese at E1-E3, which they named 'The Thaws not Houlding Wright'.

February - March 2004
Leo Houlding with Kevin Thaw plus Cedar Wright from USA

Other expeditions nearby