American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Ojos del Salado, Puna de Atacama

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  • Publication Year: 1972

Ojos del Salado, Puna de Atacama. After climbing in Bolivia, Ichiyo Muko, Go Nishimura, Fumihiko Imamura, Koya Takeshita, Akinobu Nakamura, Norio Yamamoto, Ryosecki Kanai and Ichiu Muko were joined by the Chileans, Sergio Kunstmann, Juan Tangol, José Erla, María Echepare, Daniel Muñoz and Pedro Rosende. They left Copiapó on December 7, 1970 for the Salar de Maricunga. Takeshita, Kunstmann and Rosendo climbed Los Perdidos (20,670 feet) on December 12 and Cazadero (21,851 feet) and Nevado Amarillo (19,849 feet) on the 14th. Kanai climbed Cerro Juaro (18,701 feet) solo on the 14th. (Los Perdidos and Nevado Amarillo lie east to west on the ridge descending from the Ojos del Salado before reaching Cerro Solo. Cazadero is some six miles southwest of the Ojos del Salado. Cerro Juaro is the first summit on the ridge to the northwest.) On December 19 Takeshita and Kanai climbed the Ojos del Salado (22,590 feet.)

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

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