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South America, Patagonia, Central Paine Tower, Winter Attempt

Central Paine Tower, Winter Attempt. Spaniards José Luis Gallego and Raúl García were in the Paine Towers from May 1 to June 6. They attempted to climb the east face of the Torre Central despite low temperatures and high winds. They climbed 1100 meters of the wall but could not finish the climb. Gallego had already attempted the same route in the summer of 1966, when he and his brother managed to get up the first 500 meters.