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Caldwell and Honnold on their Fitz Roy Traverse

Caldwell and Honnold on their Fitz Roy Traverse

Planet Mountain snagged an interview with Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold after their completion of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia.  While neither climbers have much experience with Alpine style, they were able to quickly hammer out this epic ridge line in 5 days with some help from other climbers and some luck with the weather. 

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Caldwell and Honnold complete epic traverse in Patagonia

Map of the path taken by Caldwell and Honnold

Caldwell and Honnold complete epic traverse in Patagonia

Rolando Garibotti reports on Super Topo of Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold’s completion of the “Fitz Traverse”, a truly amazing achievement!

“Between the 12th and 16th of February, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent of the much discussed “Fitz Traverse”, climbing across the iconic ridge-line of Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite peaks in southern Patagonia. “

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Patagonia Legacy Collection

All-Wear Down Jacket

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post and after a terrific experience with Patagonia today I felt compelled to exclaim my current enthusiasm for this company.

Today I finally went to the Patagonia store in St. Paul to see about getting my Down Sweater Hoody fixed.  The zipper had broken this Spring, and it had a few places that could use some patches.  After showing the delightful gentlemen who was helping me, the state of my jacket, he informed me that the zipper is covered under warranty, and they would be willing to replace the jacket, or repair it if I wished.  Hazah!  I certainly did not expect a free replacement.  So I’m pretty happy about that.

Also today I became aware of Patagonia’s upcoming legacy collection.  I have to admit that the retro gear featured in a vintage styled photo spread, really brings out the consumerist in me.  I think I’ll definitely be picking up the Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover. According to the online chat customer support extraordinaire, Willy,  The Legacy Collection will be available online starting August 30th.