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South America, Argentina/Chile, Andes, The Polish Expedition to the Ranada Range

The Polish Expedition to the Ranada Range on the Chilean- Argentine frontier, which has been in the field since the first of the year has succeeded in making a number of new ascents. On January 18th, 1934, S. Daszynski, A, Karpinski, W Ostrowski, and S. Osiecki effected the first ascent of Mercedario (22,206 ft.), the second highest mountain in the western hemisphere. On February 9th, Ostrowski with J. R. Dorawski made the first ascent of Cerro Almane (20,075 ft.), and followed this up by making the first ascent the next day of Mesa (19,350 ft.), while on the same day, February 10th, Karpinski effected the first ascent of Cerro Ramada (21,025 ft.) alone.