American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Jangyaraju and Copa

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1974

Jangyaraju and Copa. On July 18 Brian J. Gregory, John D. Stanley and I climbed Jangyaraju (18,619 feet). From camp above Collón on the northwest side below the snowline at 14,000 feet we reached the summit in nine hours with fair snow conditions. On August 2 Trond Aas and I reached the summit of Copa (20,303 feet) via the normal west ridge route. From Chancos we pitched a first camp below Lejia- cocha. A second camp was placed on the icefield between Copa and Hualcán at 17,000 feet. From there we reached the summit in seven hours.

G. Warfield Hobbs

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