Andes, Argentine. Jesús Casanova, Ricardo Gallop, and Renzo Vidoni of the Club Andinista Mendoza made the first ascent of all three of the Tres Picos del Amor (18,054, 18,044, and 17,933 feet). After a long approach they established their high camp at 16,000 feet. On their first attempt they were driven back by wind and verglas. On March 3, 1954, after traversing a large field of nieves penetentes, they continued on to the main summit and followed the sharp ridge to the central and south peaks. The descent, which necessitated various rappels, was completed after 17 hours of climbing.
A group from the Club Andista Mendoza and the Club Pehuenche made the second ascent of Cerro Sosneado (15,896 feet) on February 13, 1954.