Cerro Torre - A Snowball´s Chance In Hell
Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Patagonia, David Lama sets out to climb the infamous south-east face of Cerro Torre. 3128 meters of mystery and rejection: the Cerro Torre is one of the most beautiful, most inaccessible and therefore most iconic peaks on this planet. Back in 1970 the Italian Maestri was the first one to make a successful ascent of this Patagonian granite needle. But in his rage to subdue the mountain he used a compressor driller for his bolts - a no-no for any alpine climber. Years on, attitudes and technical skills have changed dramatically, and no one represents this new generation of climbers better than 19-year-old wunderkind David Lama. Together with his friend Daniel Steurer, 21, he wants to free climb Maestri's "compressor route" without using the bolts or any other devices - an unprecedented expedition with a more than uncertain outcome.