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Update: last updated on 19/04/2019.

Torre Egger - West Face

9. West face attempts

In 1996, Lorenzo Nadali, Pietro Dal Prá and Andrea Sarchi (IT), attempted this line, retreating after climbing 100 meters.

In November 2013, Tomas Franchini, Paolo Grisa, Ermanno Salvaterra and Francesco Salvaterra (same last name but unrelated), climbing in capsule style and spending 11 days on the wall using portaledges reached a point close to 2/3rds height.

Ermanno returned to make attempts in 2014 and 2016, both were unsuccessful due to falling ice and bad weather.

In late 2018, and with Alessandro Beltrami, Mirko Povinelli and Giorgio Roat, again climbing capsule style from portaledges, and after spending 21 days on the wall spread across two attempts, they reached the upper headwall. Unfortunately by then they had run out of time and food, even on a spartan diet that for the last seven days was little more than 600 calories per person per day.

Ermanno hopes to return for another attempt, so for the time being this line should be considered off-limits.




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Torre Egger - West face

Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro

Torre west face

Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro

Torre west face

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