American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina, Central Argentina

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1965

Central Argentina. The highest peak in the Mongotes group, a snow and ice peak about 19,350 feet high, was climbed in January by R. Arci- diácono, J. Bello and E. Fiorentini. In the Enanos group, just to the south, in January the first ascents were made of the Pico Boyán (5400 meters or 17,717 feet), Pico Elmer (5500 meters or 18,045 feet) and the Pico Dopas (5200 meters or 17,061 feet) by J. Boninsegna, D. Cobos, F. de Rosas, and B. Kambo, all of the Club Andinista Mendoza. An unnamed peak in the Portillo group, often unofficially called "Fraile Panzó,” was ascended in February, 1963 by D. Avalle, M. Ferrer, M. Quiroga and U. Vitale; a new name, Pico Huarpes, was given to this peak. Its height is given as probably about 17,225 feet, although it seems likely that all heights in the Portillo group should be lowered c. 650 feet.

R. N. Gallop, Centro Andino Buenos Aires

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