Dave Turner and his new line in Patagonia


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Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 26, 2008 - 06:17pm PT
My name is Nick, Im from Brazil. I got this e-mail from Daves MOM last night. He sent, a new line on Cerro Escudo. Just wanna share with you all. Thanks Alard for the good news. Peace. Proud of you Dave. Nick

Hi My name is Alard and i am from South Africa. we have spent the last 2 weeks climbing up in the park and have been chatting to Dave every day. It has been great watching him climb this massive wall, by himself. respect!!

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT HE SUMMITED YESTERDAY!!!!!! In Glorious weather. He did the last pitch yesterday and then went for the summit and got very sunburnt!!!! I spoke to dave this morning at 9 am and he was in great spirit, very excited and very positive. He was starting his descent this morning and estimates that it would take him 2 days to get down, and then another week to carry his gear out. he has spent 34 days on the wall, and he said the climbing was up to grade A4+

We wished him happy 26 birthday a few days ago. He was chuffed to spend christmas, new year and his birthday on the wall. He told us about the christmas plans that he and you had dinner at the same time and were thinking of each other.

Daves words this morning were" I have just fullfilled a life long dream, to climb a huge wall like this solo"

Dave asked me to send a message to his mom and his sister and to tell them that he was safe and on his way down.

It was very inspiring to watch him cilmb and to chat to him every day, as he was always so positive and fun to talk too. WE were all holding 'thumbs' for him. The South African team congradulate him and wish him all the best for any future climbs. Pls get him to send a photo of him with his autography, as we have much to tell our south african climbers. Goooooooo Dave.

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Sport climber
Jan 26, 2008 - 06:19pm PT
Wow! Very impressive accomplishment. I could NEVER camp and climb for that long.

Keep Patagonia Clean!


Gym climber
San Franpsycho
Jan 26, 2008 - 08:29pm PT
Nice work Dave! Much respect and love.


Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Jan 26, 2008 - 08:32pm PT
Very impressive. Historic. Can't wait to see the topo.

Great work Dave.

Be safe on the way down.

John Middendorf

Crestline CA
Jan 27, 2008 - 12:19pm PT
SWEET!!! Big Dave sends the Big one... now he can go to the village, which is what he really wanted to do all the time!!
Congrats Dave and remember ... if it wasnt for you then you wouldnt have done it!
Stay safe Son.... Tom
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 27, 2008 - 03:33pm PT
"Progress in technique, training, and equipment had made the climber too efficient; as in many another field, technique was in the process of killing adventure. For those who sought to define their own nature in the combat of man against the mountain there would soon be no solution but the desperate ways of the solo climber and the winter mountaineer." Lionel Terray, Conquistadors of the Useless

Proud effort, Dave! Get down safe for show and tell.
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Jan 27, 2008 - 06:02pm PT
Can't wait for the TR on this one!!!

Have a safe and quick trip back home.


Santa Cruz. CA
Jan 27, 2008 - 06:46pm PT
get down safe. nice job kicking ass (namely your own you crazy bastard).
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jan 27, 2008 - 07:32pm PT
Nice job Bobo!!! Can't wait to hear about this one!

Much respect.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jan 27, 2008 - 10:16pm PT
Congrats on a superb send, Dave! See you for beers on the bridge in a few months!

"Very impressive. Historic. Can't wait to see the topo."

Topo? Um, you don't really know Dave, do you John?

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2008 - 11:26pm PT
Nice work Dave! Can't wait to hear all about it over some beers on the bridge this spring.
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Jan 28, 2008 - 01:59pm PT
Having spent a couple of months overall and 5 weeks in an ice cave at the base of the South Tower of Paine ( and barely escaped with my life ), all I can say Good Show and congratulations!!

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Jan 28, 2008 - 02:51pm PT

Trad climber
San Diego
Feb 8, 2008 - 06:32pm PT
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 8, 2008 - 06:51pm PT
See the "TASTE THE PAINE" thread for the full trip report from Dave:


Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 10, 2008 - 02:12pm PT

Mar 12, 2008 - 03:10am PT
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