Austrian climber David Lama‘s incredible natural abilities to ascend things showed at an early age. After mastering sport climbing, David, now 23 years old, shifted his focus and aspirations to free climbing and alpinism, eventually to claim one of the greatest free ascents in history—the first free ascent of the Southeast Ridge on Patagonia’s Cerro Torre. This feat made him one of our Adventurers of the Year. David was climbing on iconic Cerro Torre just after American Hayden Kennedy and Canadian Jason Kruk chopped down many of the controversial bolts placed by Italian Cesare Maestri in 1970. This story is about as dramatic and exciting as climbing stories get. And Red Bull will be releasing a feature film about it from David’s perspective later this March called Cerro Torre: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell.
Find Us on Facebook
adventure Adventurers of the Year adventure trip africa alaska American Andrew Skurka Avery Stonich best summer weekend adventures best weekend adventures biking British Columbia Canada climbing Colorado Conrad Anker conservation cycling Everest expedition film gear hiking kayaking Lance Armstrong laurence gonzales Mark Jenkins mountaineering national geographic national parks nepal OIA paddling photos review skiing snowboarding steve casimiro surfing trail running travel united states video Yosemite yukon