Focusing on Maestri’s bolting of the Compressor Route’ in the 70s, the bolts’ subsequent removal in 2012 by ‘youngsters’ Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk and the ensuing controversy. This is a must-read for alpinists and anyone who who has ever wondered about the point in climbing…
The Tower by Kelly Cordes looks at Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, it draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions.
This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavours that at face value have no worth.
Kelly Cordes is a hugely accomplished climber and writer who is also an alpine climbing ambassador for Patagonia.
Read our in house review of The Tower here.
- Author: Kelly Cordes
- ISBN 10: 1938340337
- ISBN 13: 9781938340338
- Publisher: Patagonia Inc
- Published Date: October 2014
- Edition: 1st ed: Oct 2014
- Binding: Hardback
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