Alpinist 48

84 The Echo of the Wind

Posted on: October 23, 2014

The Fitz Roy massif, Argentine Patagonia. From February 12-14, 2014, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold traversed over Guillaumet (ca. 2580m), Mermoz (ca. 2730m), Val Biois (ca. 3000m), Poincenot (ca. 3000m), Rafael Juarez (ca. 2450m), Saint-Exupery (ca. 2550m) and Aguja de l'S (1330m). [Photo] Austin Siadak

For decades, Tommy Caldwell has pursued hard routes on big walls and high peaks. But as a new father in his mid-thirties, he begins to question: What has he actually learned? In February 2014, his first ascent of the legendary Fitz Traverse becomes, in part, a quest to understand a generational shift.

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