Paine Grande, East Face, 1984. South Africans John and Hilton Davies and Chris Lomax climbed the east face of Paine Grande, which they found to be very avalanche prone. They reached the summit on December 9, 1984 after a final push of 4½ days in very bad weather. They descended the west side in another four days. A photo of the route of ascent appears in Mountain, N° 105.