American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Volcano Llanin, Lake District

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  • Publication Year: 1956

Volcano Llanin, Lake District. Two Italians, Enzio Mazzoldi and Giovanni Wiese made the first ascent of the formidable south face of the Volcán Llanin (12,388 feet) on the Chilean-Argentine border on February 19-21, 1955. The face had been previously attempted various times. On November 17 Otto Meiling and Dinko Bertoncelj of the Club Andino Bariloche made another new route on Llanin’s south face to the west of the Italian route after traversing Cerros Crespo and Cajón Negro. They claimed that their route was easier than the Italian one.

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