American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina, Aconcagua, West Buttress

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1966

Aconcagua, West Buttress. In early January Dr. Gene Mason, Ralph Mackey and Dr. Richard Hill made a new route on the west buttress of Aconcagua (22,835 feet). The ascent took them seven days from the Plaza de Mulas. The route led up two chutes. They established a high camp at 17,000 feet below the upper chute. The latter was ice-filled but gave access by a broad ledge to the northern side of the peak at 19,000 feet.

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