American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Ecuador, Illiniza and Chimborazo

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Illiniza and Chimborazo. A large party of German and Austrian mountaineers, members of a European conducted tour, ascended the twin peaks of Illiniza (17,278 and 16,700 feet) in mid-November. They were accompanied by several Ecuadorian climbers of the Grupo Montaña. A few days later they also ascended Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, by the usual routes. On November 6, Chimborazo (20,563 feet) had also been ascended by the normal route by three Mexican climbers of the Cruz Roja de Puebla, accompanied by the Ecuadorian Edmundo Pazmiño. (Information from El Comercio, Quito.)

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