Della Bordella, De Zaiacomo, Bacci
It is 11.30 am, David Bacci, Matteo De Zaiacomo “Giga”, and I (Matteo Della Bordella) set off up the east face of Cerro Torre, via the route established by Cesare Maestri and Toni Egger in 1959, up to the triangular snowfield. From here we climb another 5 pitches past committing slabs to reach the so-called “English box”. Nothing but a few crumpled sheets of metal remain of the box, and nowadays this provides no form of shelter of place to bivy. We’ve brought our portaledge and we fix it and settle in for the night. As we’d climbed we’d seen Thomas Aguilo “Tomy” and Corrado Pesce “Korra” fix the ropes on the first pitches of their line, about 150 meters from ours, before returning to their tent.
During what turns out to be an exhausting and long
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