SKAGIT ALPINISM

Adela Traverse

March 26th, 2013

I have been back home in Seattle for the past week, and while I often feel that life in Chalten is very busy, life in Seattle is busier yet. After missing all of the Northern Hemisphere winter I have been out skiing almost every day – the thing I miss most during extended stays in Patagonia. Thus, it has taken me some time to finally write about my last climb of the 2012-2013 Patagonia season. […]

On top of Cerro Adela Norte - my third summit of the day, and I believe the third ascent of this summit

El Mocho

March 6th, 2013

Last week there was yet another good weather window in the Chalten Massif. However, the window was unfortunately immediately proceeded by a torrential storm, and wet conditions thwarted many climber’s attempts. Sarah and I hiked into the Torre Valley with our sights set on some lower summits, that fortunately accumulated less snow during the storm. On the last day of February we climbed El Mocho via the first ascent route, the Bridwell-Staszewski. Although Sarah and […]

The rock quality improved as we got higher on El Mocho