In 2009 I was fortunate enough to tag a few new summits in the Paine region of southern Patagonia. My original intention was to solo a new big wall route on the South Tower, but after sustaining a pretty bad tendon injury on a few smaller climbs, I was forced to eliminate the big wall climbing, and try a few different peaks instead.

There were only four independent virgin summits left in the park as far as I knew, and I was lucky enough to solo two of them and make the third with a partner. I also climbed two smaller virgin sub peaks as well.

Here is a small slideshow/movie I have put together to check out. It is a completely amateur production, but I hope you like it.

— Dave Turner

For the full trip report, go to:

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