Glowacz and Jasper summit Murallon!
Stefan Glowacz and Robert Jasper have completed their "Vom Winde verweht" up the North Pillar of Murallón, Patagonia.
|They've done it! Stefan Glowacz and Robert Jasper have completed their "Vom Winde verweht" up the North Face of MurallÃ³n. The two German climbers reached the 2831m high summit late Saturday evening after climbing the 27 pitches which they have graded 9+, A2. |
Glowacz and Jasper set off at 3.00 am on Friday 12 November after having endured almost three weeks of continuous bad weather in the ice cave base camp. A brief spell of good weather enabled them to climb throughout the day, and after a bivouac on the wall they topped out at 9.00 pm on 13/11/2005 in worsening weather conditions. A long series of abseils brought them to the safety of basecamp at 3.00 am, where they were met by Hans-Martin GÃ¶tz and Klaus Fengler.
"Vom Winde verweht" , or Gone with the wind, is the result of dogged determination: in 2004 they got to within 250 m of the summit, before storms forced them to retreat. In grueling six-day period they established 21 pitches, climbing 17 free (9/9+) and aiding 4 (A2). "Vom Winde verweht" is the second Glowacz & Jasper route on Cerro Murallon, after "The Lost World" (V 5.10+ M8, 1100m, Glowacz-Jasper-Fengler, 2003).