The complete reports of the climbing accomplished by the Andes Expedition of the D. u. O. A. V. has just appeared in its Zeitschrift for 1929. The purely mountaineering aspects of the trip were often subordinated to the necessity of assisting in the survey work. Illampu and a peak to the north, only slightly less high, were climbed as well as Casiri, Chearoco, and Vinohurara to the south, all in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia.
Shortly after the departure of the D. u. O. A. V. expedition a lone German from Sorata made the ascent of Illimani over the north ridge, a new route chosen merely because of its directness from La Paz.