American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Ishinca, Ranrapalca, and Urus Oeste, Cordillera Blanca

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1965

Ishinca, Ranrapalca, and Urus Oeste, Cordillera Blanca. The Swiss Bernhard Wörner led a group largely made up of women to the Cordillera Blanca. The climbers were Marie Fischer, Rösli Bosshard, Martha Pfeiffer, Dorli Schnaufelberger, Erich and Suzanne Friedli, Rosa Schönenberger, Otto Hermann, Emil Reiser, Ernest Weibel and Felix Marx. All the expedition climbed Ishinca (18,373 feet) on June 16. On June 19 Wörner, Hermann, Reiser, Erich Friedli and Marx climbed Ranrapalca (20,217 feet). On June 23 Wörner, Reiser and Hermann climbed Urus Oeste (17,881 feet), which they claimed was a first ascent although apparently it was climbed by other Swiss in 1963. (A.A.J., 1964, 14:1, p. 217.)

CÉSAR Morales Arnao, Club Andino Peruano

This AAJ article has been reformatted into HTML. Please contact us if you spot an error.