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South America, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, Cerre Torre Attempt 

Cerro Torre Attempt. I was four weeks on the Cerro Torre in February, attempting the Maestri bolt-ladder route on the southeast buttress, a beautiful route. I got up to within 650 feet of the top but had to give up because of bad weather. It is well to note that in Argentina costs are now double those in the United States. While I was there Americans Don Peterson and Tom Bowman attempted the Maestri-Egger route and in three months got up only nine rope-lengths and failed even to get to the Col of Conquest because of the weather.

Reinhard Karl, Deutscher Alpenverein