American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Climbing Quebrada Rajucolta and Huascarán

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Climbing in the Quebrada Rajucolta and Huascarán. In early June, 1971, Laurie Skreslet, John Stanley and I climbed Huamashraju and then crossed the valley to climb to the western summit of Cashan Oeste, where we followed the western ridge the whole way. Apparently the bergschrund was easier than on the previous two ascents and caused us no particular difficulty. This took six days. After a short stay in Huaraz we reascended the Quebrada Rajucolta and started up the south ridge of Huantsán but after reaching a subsidiary summit we had to turn back because of severe weather. In early July we climbed Huascarán in six days by two routes: Stanley and Tom Samway by the Garganta and Skreslet and I by the western spur.

Larry Derby, Unaffiliated

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