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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca

Cordillera Blanca. Giuseppe Dionosi (leader), Giuseppe Marchese, Luciano Ghigo, and Piero Fornelli, of the Italian Academic Alpine Club of Torino, made the following ascents in the Cordillera Blanca: Torino (18,088 feet) on July 3, Raimondi (17,868 feet) on July 5, and Canzio (17,901 feet) on July 7. All of these were first ascents. They climbed Ranrapalca (20,216 feet) on July 23. Ranrapalca had a virgin summit on the "plateau" which the Germans did not climb in 1939.

C├ęsar Morales Arnao, Club Andinista Cordillera Blanca