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Matt Van Biene: Chalten Portraits


Benjamin Erdmann: In climbing, the tribe is small, and we often hear of future friends before meeting them. That was the case for Ben and myself; phrases like "psyche bomb" and "contagious stoke" were used when describing him, and all are true. We first met in his hostel in Chalten, when he had just returned from climbing Cerro Torre; he almost seemed more interested in the crystals he had found, carried up and "charged" on the summit than in the climb itself. A mystic and a gentleman, Ben is sure to return south after another season of farming in Alaska.

[Photo] Matt Van Biene

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Looks like it got fixed now.

2015-03-20 22:59:55

Actually I believe the whole text for Cody and Phil got swapped. Or the photos got swapped. One or the other.

2015-03-19 11:33:09

I believe that the names have been switched for Cody Scarpella and Phil Magistro photos. The text looks correct, just the names need to be swapped.

2015-03-18 20:43:49
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