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Welsh South Tower of Paine 2006

These two Patagonian stalwarts hoped to climb a new route on the SE face of the south (and highest) Tower of Paine (2500m), which would also be the first complete British ascent of the Tower. After initially free climbing, they reached a crack on the SE ridge, and then a series of hanging corners, where progress became desperately slow, with some pitches taking three days. After about 800m of vertical climbing they reached easier ground but were then hit by a monster storm with winds well over 200 kph. After five days of this they initiated an epic descent, feeling lucky to get down alive. They named their incomplete route 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and graded it A3+, E2.

November - December 2006
Mike (Twid) Turner with Stu McAlease

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