Years later, he returned – older, wiser, and with a much different plan.
His subsequent freeing of the infamous Compressor route has been one of the most talked about climbing achievements of the last few years.
Now, in 2014, we're finally seeing the release of 'Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell' – Lama's documentary on one of the most challenging climbs in recent years.
Watch the video above to get some unique insight into Lama's climbing mentality – and stay tuned for three more episodes.
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