American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Cordillera Real

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1972

Cordillera Real. In September, 1970 an expedition consisting of Ichiyo Muko, leader, Go Nishimura, Fumihiko Imamura, Koya Take- shita, Akinobu Nakamura, Norio Yamamoto, Ryoseki Kanai and Ichiu Muko climbed in the Cordillera Real before going to the Puna de Atacama. (See below under Chile.) They were carried by truck to the west side of the range and entered the Itchucuta valley, which lies south of of Chachcomani. Base Camp was placed at 15,425 feet on the northeast corner of Jancocota on September 16. They made the following ascents: P5400 (17,717 feet) by Takeshita, Yamamoto and Huachapata (17,881 feet) by Ichiyo Muko, Kanai on September 18; Jancohuyo (18,084 feet) by Imamura, Nakamura, Huilallojeta (17,205 feet) by Ichiyo Muko, Yamamoto, and Huilaroje (18,360 feet) by Takeshita, Kanai on September 20. On September 22 they moved Base Camp to 14,750 feet behind the 16,430-foot pass. The next day Takeshita and Yamamoto climbed Jancoracaya (18,192 feet) and Kanai and Ichiu Muko ascended Crintoj (17,612 feet). Ichiyo Muko and Kanai climbed Potrelcuchu (17,061 feet) on the 30th.

ICHIRO YOSHIZAWA, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club

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