American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Other Ranges, Patichoquichambi, Cordillera Apolobamba

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Patichoquichambi, Cordillera Apolobamba. This 16,392-foot peak was the highest point I reached during a four-day circuit of the Ananea massif. On August 4 I climbed it by its north rock face from the highest pass on the Untuca-Sina Pass trail. My route took me from Poto (Ananea) to Sina Pass, Patichoquichambi, descending to Untuca and climbing west over San Francisco Pass on the south ridge of Ccollquepirhua and south gradually upward again to an airy colossal point (c. 16,125 feet), also a pass and a trade route, which obliged me to descend beneath an icefall, toward Laguna Rinconada and Poto.

John Ricker

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