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South America, Peru, Cordillera Yucay

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  • Publication Year: 1964

Cordillera Yucay. An Italian Expedition from Biella climbed in the Cordillera Yucay, above Paucartambo and near Cuzco, which they approached via the Lluaumarca and Yonacocha passes. Led by Fulvio Ratto, they were Guido Machetto, Franco Riva, Bruno Taiana, Antonio Zappa, Giuseppe Calogero, Carlo Pivano and Dr. Giancarlo Bortolani. In the Terijuay group above the Río Yanatile, they climbed Terijuay Chico (16,240 feet) on June 4, Biella (17,553 feet), Quelcanca (17,487 feet), Gallo (17,028 feet) and Agostini (16,568 feet) all on June 7, and Terijuay Grande (17,651 feet) on June 9, where they were accompanied by the Peruvians Macario Angeles and Grimaldo Murillo. In the Sahuasiray group they climbed Pivano (17,815 feet) on June 20, Sahuasiray Sur (18,603 feet) and Sahuasiray Norte (18,767 feet) both on June 21. While descending from Sahuasiray Norte, Carlo Pivano was struck by a falling rock and killed.

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