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The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre (Hardcover)

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Patagonia's Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, 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 endeavors that at face value have no worth.

About the Author

Kelly Cordes maximizes outdoor time and climbing alpine-style routes. His climbing includes the first ascent of the Azeem Ridge in "disaster style." He writes to support his passion for climbing and is a Patagonia Ambassador. He lives in Estes Park, CO.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938340338
ISBN-10: 1938340337
Publisher: Patagonia
Publication Date: November 1st, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English