Tower of Paine Expedition
The primary objective was the first ascent of a new route on the S face of the South Tower of Paine. They reached the base of the face, but did not climb a single pitch due to bad weather, heavy and frequent snowfall and strong winds. The S face is very impressive but weather windows seem to be short and infrequent. They moved to El Chaltén and experienced bad weather until the end of Calum’s trip. The others stayed on at Chaltén for another three and a half weeks, and managed to climb Supercanaleta on Fitzroy just before their return flight. They walked into the mountains six times for attempts on routes, and succeeded on one major alpine route during seven weeks in Patagonia.