American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, Aguja Poincenot, Techado Negro, Fitz Roy Group

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Aguja Poincenot, Techado Negro, Fitz Roy Group, Patagonia. Along with Alfredo Rosasco I made a new route, the southwest face of the Aguja Poincenot, from December 24 to 28. This was a 4000-foot wall of great difficulty but we had good weather: Then we pitched camp at the foot of the east buttress of the Cerro Torre, hoping to climb it if the weather would permit. Nine days later we returned to Base Camp to rest, still in bad weather. We did climb the Techado Negro (6890 feet) to do something but on the descent Alfredo hurt his head seriously, thus ending the expedition.

José Luis Fonrouge, Club Andino Bariloche

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