American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Southern Patagonian Continental Icecap

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  • Publication Year: 1960

Southern Patagonian Continental Icecap. From January to April another group of our Club was in the northern part of this region, where they accomplished the first north to south traverse of the northern part of the southern icecap. Starting from Lago San Martín, they climbed to the icecap up the O’Higgins Glacier. After a 50-mile march, mainly on skis, they reached Lago Viedma after passing by FitzRoy and Cerro Torre. From there they went back again to the same starting point and crossed the icecap from east to west, reaching the Greve Glacier, and sighting the Pacific at Fiordo Eyre. Since they enjoyed only five days without storms, they made no ascents. The party was made up of Hugo Corbella, leader, Pablo Schifini, Marcelo Costa, Jorge Oscar Marticorena, Raúl Risso, and Guillermo Kring.

JoaquÍn Allolio, Centro Andino Buenos Aires

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