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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 11, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
An old thread of mine got bumped and some folks wanted more pics....here you go.
The Promised Land. If there is a more beautiful group of mountains, te...
The Promised Land. If there is a more beautiful group of mountains, tell me...I have a lot of frequent flyer miles.
Credit: donini
Getting there....Jay Wilson's brother and GF driving my bus with gear ...
Getting there....Jay Wilson's brother and GF driving my bus with gear from Buenos Aires....we flew. Roberto, the young Argentine on the left, had the hots for Jay's sister.
Credit: donini
Basecamp.....slacklining 38 years ago. John Bragg etyling.
Basecamp.....slacklining 38 years ago. John Bragg etyling.
Credit: donini
The Three Torres....nothing else on this planet quite like them.
The Three Torres....nothing else on this planet quite like them.
Credit: donini
contemplating the issue
contemplating the issue
Credit: donini
The approach
The approach
Credit: donini
A month of waiting and then sunshine...John Bragg at the start
A month of waiting and then sunshine...John Bragg at the start
Credit: donini
Feels like Yosemite in May
Feels like Yosemite in May
Credit: donini
.....but never far from ice
.....but never far from ice
Credit: donini
Getting to the Col of Conquest. The irony is that Cesare Maestri, who ...
Getting to the Col of Conquest. The irony is that Cesare Maestri, who named the col, never got there himself.
Credit: donini
Cerro Torre and Torre Egger viewed from the ice cap. Notice no ice rou...
Cerro Torre and Torre Egger viewed from the ice cap. Notice no ice route on the west face of TE...one reason it's so difficult...no Compressor Route either.
Credit: donini
Started on the "Egger Maestri" route on CT...1000 ft. to the triangula...
Started on the "Egger Maestri" route on CT...1000 ft. to the triangular snowfield.
Credit: donini
That get's us to the Col of Conquest....more to follow.

Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
This thread holds a lot of promise. I wait for more pictures. Thanks, Jim, for taking the time to post this.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Fantastic Photos!
Thanks!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
spectacular. first-rate content right here.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
YES, this is what we need more of here.

Thank you Jim.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:57pm PT

AWESOME!!!!!
Thanks, Jim!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Jim, that is the unblievably cool. Even though it will be buried 4 pages down in a week. You said it feels like Yosemite in may well it looks like Wyoming on steroids in july. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me around here and is going to keep me stoked through my fourties, into my fifties and hopefully well beyond. How old were tou guys when you did this and did you feel like you were in over your head? Thanks for the great photos. Mike
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
great photos

what are the ratings (these days) of some of those classic climbs. Can old men get up them?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
that's what BUMPS are for ;)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Beautiful pictures Jim !

I love the one titled The Approach. Like you're definitely in a big dog's yard...
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Stellar photos Jim
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Great & Granitic photos Jim!

Holly-Schist!

You were a darn-Gneiss climber back in your hippie daze!

More photos and stories please!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Wow! This thread just started and it's spectacular.. call your friends and gather round..don't want to miss this campfire story. I just want to sit and listen...
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Excellent pictures, Jim, and an excellent climb, no doubt! Keep the fires alive! You certainly do that well! Thanks so much!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Awesome!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:27am PT
Jim, how did you guys stay psyched and in shape while waiting for a month for the weather to clear?
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:42am PT
The Promised Land photo is hypnotic.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:49am PT
If I recall correctly, I saw your slide show in Berkeley BITD shortly after your ascent. Was that you?
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Too rad!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Sep 12, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Looks like a fun outing! Great TR, thanks for posting!






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