IN PATAGONIA WITH DENIS AND PIPI | Updates from their trip
Despite of the hurricane, we continued on the eastern side of the mountain. Reaching the summit, and immediate descent to El Chalten, through Laguna Sucia. It was a round trip of 36 hours from "Lo de Trivi Hostal" and back.
It was dark night when we arrived, the stars were shining as we have never seen before in Patagonia. After few days, it was again time for another attempt, this time to Mermoz Needle. Ice in the cracks slowed the advance. The headlamps are in the deposit on the other side of the valley, Denis wants to continue climbing even if it takes all night, whereas Pipi is quite reluctant to descend in total darkness. Now in El Chalten the wind and the rain make an act of presence again.