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South America, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, Cerro Adela

Cerro Adela, Patagonia. After exploring for a route on Cerro Torre, Jorge Aikes, Omar Pellegrini and Nestor Monaco placed a camp at the foot of the north-northeast ridge of Cerro Adela (9711 feet). After seven days of constant snowstorms, they set out to place a high camp at 7700 feet, from which they climbed to the summit. Crevasses and soft snow forced them to a slow ascent and they had to bivouac some 500 feet below the top. The following day, March 1, 1967, they ascended to the top in unusual good weather.

Evelio Echevarría C.