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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Inspiration!?

This came directly from the Patagonia Alpine clothing web pages.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/climbing/?k=3h

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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3 comments:

Kerwin. said...

Speaking of Patagonia, got a review for the new Knifeblade pant? They look to be pretty sweet!

Poncho said...

coming eventually....easier yet. Just buy a pair. You'll be happy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the small photo does not give that actual photo justice... Wow that's beautiful!