A young British man has become the first climber to scale the biggest unclimbed rock face in Patagonia.
Calum Muskett, 20, went on two expeditions to conquer sections of the 14-mile-long mountain range in the Torres del Paine National Park.
The range is famous for its staggering rock faces, several of which had previously been unconquered.
Peak performance: Dave Macleod is pictured during his ascent on Aguja Guillaumet
The climbers tackled a section of the 14-mile-long mountain range in the Torres del Paine National Park
Calum, from Bethesda in Wales, made the first ascent of the South Face of the South Tower of Paine – the then biggest unclimbed rock face in Patagonia.
The young climber spent a month camping in the Bader Valley in the Torres del Paine National Park of Patagonia in Chile.
Sheer effort: Calum Muskett edges his way up to the summit
Don’t look down! The ground below is obscured by mist as Dave pauses to take a photograph on his ascent
Isolated: The climbers spent a month in the Bader Valley in the Torres del Paine National Park of Patagonia
Then Calum, with Scottish climber Dave Macleod, 36, completed the first ascent of a difficult route on a peak called Aguja Guillaumet in the Fitzroy national Park of Patagonia, Argentina.
Calum, who started climbing at the age of 13, said: ‘We were climbing in sub-zero temperatures every day and the sun would only hit us early in the morning.