Mount Everest Foundation
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Wall of Paine 2013

The main objective of this team was to climb the S Face of the South Tower of Paine, the biggest unclimbed ‘big wall’ in Patagonia. Unfortunately the local weather dictated otherwise, and after being trapped in the valley for eight days due to high winds, they decided to try and complete the line on the right edge of the face started by McAleese and Turner in 2006 (MEF Ref 06/13). Despite three weeks of bad weather, they eventually completed the route but a ferocious storm (with winds up to 150kph) prevented them from reaching the summit, although only 100m of easy climbing remained.

October- November 2013
Jerry Gore with Calum Muskett and Mike (Twid) Turner plus Raphael Jochaud from France

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