American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Crucero-Aricoma

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Cordillera Crucero-Aricoma. The Spaniards Venancio López de Ceballos, his wife Andrea Puigdoménech and Jorge Pons climbed in the Cordillera Crucero-Aricoma, due north of Lake Titicaca. They made the following first ascents, which have been given provisional names: "Punta del Collado” (16,962 feet) on July 30, "Huaraz” and "Agujas del Peine” (both 16,897 feet) by Pons with Augusto Jamanca on August 2 and "Punta Brava” (16,798 feet) and "Pirineos” (17,225 feet) by Ceballos and Pons on August 3. With Señora de López de Ceballos they climbed "Andrearaju” ( 17,159 feet) on August 5. On August 8 the two Spanish men made the second ascents of Condorhuachanan Central or Aricoma Sur (17,553 feet) and Condorhuachanan Este or Aricoma Norte (17,545 feet) by the south face and east ridge. The first ascents had been by G. Murillo, F. Gutiérrez and J. Gancio on July 23, 1964.*

César Morales Arnao, Club Andino Peruano

*The Spaniards made ascents from April until December in the whole of the Americas. These included Orizaba in Mexico, Chimborazo in Ecuador, Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, Ishanca in Peru, and Tronador in Argentina.

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