Torre Egger : Marc Andre’s Vision

The new route tribute to The Alpinist

In September 2016, Canadian Marc-André Leclerc made the first solo winter ascent of the Torre Egger, via the East Pillar and variants of the Titanic and De Dona – Giongo routes. This remarkable adventure, the details of which can be seen in The Alpinist, the film tribute by Peter Mortimer which has just been awarded the Grand Prix at the Chamonix Film Festival, was to lead to another on the same pillar. “Marc had spotted an untouched crack system on his descent,” explains his then companion Brette Harrington. But the soloist fell to Alaska for eternity in 2018, before he was able to climb it…

Leclerc “didn’t have the same vision of things” as the others, and Marc-André’s Vision is the story – and the name – of the route he didn’t have time to climb. Brette, Quentin Linfield-Roberts and Horacio Gratton took it on in 2020, discovering extraordinary passages rated at 5.12b for the most difficult. Here is the film of 4 days and 3 bivouacs spent on the Torre Egger as a tribute to The Alpinist.

Duration: 11 min.