American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Other Ranges, Saliojla and Condortucco, Cordillera Vilcanota

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Saliojla and Condortucco, Cordillera Vilcanota. We were struck by the worst weather in fifty years right at the beginning of our Vilcanota trip. Two horses died and we had to bring the ill wife of our doctor back to civilization under bad conditions. (There was a major snowstorm, which covered even comparatively low altitudes.—Editor.) And so we lost ten days, but afterwards Philip Rosenthal and I were able to climb Saliojla (17,517 feet) on July 8 and Condortucco (18,327 feet) on July 16. We climbed Saliojla from the northwest. The name we took from the Indians; it means "Rockfall." The peak lies in the upper Chimbaya valley southwest of Jatunhuma. Condortucco, which we climbed from the north, is on the Peruvian map.

Günter Hauser, Deutscher Alpenverein

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