American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Quebrada Carhuascancha

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Quebrada Carhuascancha. My wife Ann, Nate Adams and I headed up the Quebrada Carhuascancha from Huántar on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Blanca. We were accompanied by the Peruvians Glicerio and Eustaquio Henostroza and Oscar Aranda. Our plan was to reconnoiter the region for a future expedition. We placed a high camp in a glacial basin below the southern outliers of the Chinchey group called Millpocraju (“Snowy Gullet”) by the shepherds. On July 4 the two Henostozas, Nate Adams and I climbed the smallest of the group, which has no altitude on the Austrian map but a contour line indicating it is more than 5200 meters (17,061 feet). The next day we four climbed Jatungarabanzu (16,591 feet), the highest point in the long ridge that closes the valley on the north, two miles southeast of Chinchey. On July 8 the same four plus Oscar climbed Pucashallash (“Red Scree”; 16,831 feet), 1-1/2 miles northeast of Huantsán.

H. Adams Carter

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