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South America, Argentina and Chile, Southern Patagonia, Argentina, Chalten Massif, Fitz Roy, Linea di Eleganza, Second Ascent and First Free Ascent

Fitz Roy, Linea di Eleganza, second ascent and first free ascent. In a single push from February 22 to 24, 2006, Tommy Caldwell, Topher Donahue, and Erik Roed made the first free and first alpine-style ascent (second overall) of Linea di Eleganza (1,250m, 33 pitches, VI 5.12+ M8, Codo-Fava-Orlandi, 2004) on the east face of Fitz Roy. For the story of their incredible ascent, see Donahue’s feature earlier in this Journal.