American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina, Near Bariloche

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1957

Near Bariloche. Already this spring [Written December 27, 1956, at the beginning of the southern hemisphere summer.—Ed.] there have been the following notable ascents made near Bariloche: (1) first ascent of Aguja Frey, another problem involving artificial aids, by W. Lerch, November 4: (2) first ascent of the north face of Punta Lürs, on Cerro López, a risky and airy climb on rotten rock with illusionary protection, by D. Jereb and H. Lantschner, December 9; (3) first ascent of the north face of the Cerro López, a route studied for several years which turned out to be easier than we had thought, by I. Arnvek and V. Arko on December 23; (4) third ascent of Campanile Esloveno, a 300-foot rock tower considered to be the most difficult climb yet made in Nahuel Huapí Park, by C. Sonn- tag, J. Iglesias, C. Bottazzi, December 15.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche

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