American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Condoriri and Other Peaks, Cordillera Real

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1974

Condoriri and Huayna Potosí, Cordillera Real. Our expedition, Dr. Rudolf Fürst and his wife Dorothee, my wife Else and I, drove on July 4 to Tuni Lake and continued up the Condoriri valley to camp at Khauan Khota (lake) at 14,600 feet. Next day we continued up the eastern slopes of the valley to a 16,900-foot col, just beyond which we camped. On July 6 we ascended the glacier to the south ridge, which my wife, Dr. Fürst and I climbed to the summit (18,531 feet). On July 7 we drove to Zongo Pass (15,600 feet). On the 8th we climbed moraines on the east of Huayna Potosí and over the glaciers to 18,200 feet. On July 9 Dr. Fürst and my wife climbed higher, traversed to the southeast ridge because of new snow and gained the summit.

Werner BierdÄmpfel, Deutscher Alpenverein

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