Cold Thistle for me is all about "inspiration". If this photo and the difficulty of the climbing in such a wild austere place doesn't inspire you...you're like dead or need to find a new sport!
"Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll works the crux pitch of the Italian route on Cerro Cota 2000 -- 30 meters of pure stemming, friction, burning calves and screaming shoulders. Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile." photo courtesy of STEPHANE HANSSENS
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