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South America, Argentina, Cerro Torre, Southern Patagonian Icecap

Cerro Torre, Southern Patagonian Icecap. The Italians, Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri, failed some 1500 feet below the summit of the Cerro Torre (10,252 feet). They attempted a route up the west face from the western side. High camp was established in the gap between the Cerro Torre and the Cerro Adela, which lies south of Torre. After this attempt, on February 4, 1958 the two Italians joined by the Argentines, Folco Doro Altan and René Eggmann, climbed the highest summit of the Mariano Moreno massif (11,602 feet). On February 7 the Italians traversed the Adela group from north to south, climbing cerros Adela (9580 feet), Nato (9213 feet), Doblado (8776 feet), and both peaks of Cerro Grande (9199 and 9154 feet). (Doblado and Grande are noted as second ascents—Editor.)

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche