American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Andes

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1932

Andes: A new German expedition, financed by the Deutscher und Österreichischer Alpenverein and led by Philipp Borchers, the leader of the mountaineering group of the 1928 Russo-German Alai Expedition, has left for the exploration of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. We hope that the members of the expedition are better informed on the accomplishments of Miss Peck on Huascaran, the highest peak in the group, than the editor of one German mountaineering periodical, who asserted that she had made a “romantic but unsuccessful attempt” upon the peak ! It is planned to spend about six months on the trip, and the base of the expedition is expected to be at Yungay in the upper Santa Valley. The purposes of the expedition are stated to be: mapping (especially a map 1:50,000 of the vicinity of Huascaran), glaciology, hydrography, botany, measurements of cosmic rays and cinematography. As we go to press, reports state that the highest summit of Huascaran has been ascended by members of the expedition.

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