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Cerro Torre by "fair means"

posted Aug 24, 2012, 1:14 PM by GoOut Project   [ updated Aug 26, 2012, 6:40 AM by Italo Balestra ]
And the endless discussion on climbing the Cerro Torre by "fair means" goes on and on...
this year the discussion became more intense, after the two american climbers Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kurk climbed in January 2012 the Compressor Route without using the bolt ladder left by Maestri in 1970 and then removed most of the bolts from the wall on their way down.
Interestingly, in this short video of climbing on the Cerro Torre there is no mention to the, also very criticized, first free ascent of the Compressor Route by David Lama, also in January 2012 (also read this article on Outside), after the bolts were removed, and no reference to the decision taken in 2007 by an assembly of climbers in El Chalten not to remove the bolts on the Compressor Route (read this article by Vicente Labate).