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South America, Chile, Cuernos, Paine Group, Patagonia

Cuernos, Paine Group, Patagonia. In January, Paul Dix, Jim Mack and I entered the Paine massif, hoping to climb the Cuernos (Horns, c. 8000 feet). We were turned back 100 feet from the summit by bad rock and bad weather — and with profound respect for this very big mountain. Several expeditions have attempted this peak, all being stopped by the 500-foot summit block.

Jack Miller, unaffiliated