American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Nevado Juncal

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Nevado Juncal. A Spanish expedition from Valencia, five climbers led by Miguel Gómez, ascended the western summit of this great ice mountain in March. This summit is currently held as 5960 meters high (19,554 feet), but local climbers believe that it is actually the highest peak of the massif. Until now, the summit located on the Chilean-Argentinian border, 6110 meters, has been accepted as the highest. A Chilean party led by Claudio Lucero had earlier ascended the border summit using the same route of the historic first ascent (by the Reichert party, year 1910), that is, the east glacier, located wholly on Argentinian territory. The climbers descended into the glacier making a 26-mile march along the north slopes of Juncal and reached the summit with five camps on February 5 (C. Fuentes, C. Lucero, D. Meza and N. Sanhueza).

Humberto Barrera, Club Andino de Chile

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