American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine-Chilean Patagonia, Cerro Torre and Torre Egger Attempts, 1992

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Cerro Torre and Torre Egger Attempts, 1992. Italians Ermanno Salvaterra, Adriano Cavallaro and Guido Bonvicini attempted in October, 1992 to climb the 1959 Egger-Maestri route on Cerro Torre. They climbed about 600 meters in two days, but the objective dangers were too great and they retreated. Later, they attempted Torre Egger’s east face. They got to the foot of the northeast buttress at the Col de la Conquista but again they found the weather too severe. They found the “superbox” left in 1978 by Britons Campbell-Kelly and Wyvil and also occupied by Proctor and Burke in 1980. They took shelter for some time in the box. They climbed the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre and the Argentine Route on Roy before leaving in December.

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