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South America, Peru, Southern Peru, Salcantay Attempt

Salcantay Attempt. On July 15 José Astudillo and Antonio Alcalde were 350 feet below the top of Salcantay when they were struck by a great storm, which forced them back. We had been attempting the north ridge, the best approach to which would have been from Mollepata by way of Pampa Soray to Pampa Acobamba, rather than Suirojocha. Other members of the expedition were Dr. Guillermo Mañana, Arcadio Alvarez, José A. Moral, Juan A. Coviella, Javier Rebollar and I as leader.

Manuel PeÑa, Federación Española de Montañismo