American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Northern Andes or Puna, Cerro Pular

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Cerro Pular. Ignacio Morlans and Pedro Rosende, with the porter Guillermo Chailes of Peine, ascended Pular (6225 meter or 20,422 feet) on December 8, 1972, finding on the top the remains of an Incan altar. The Chileans claimed this as a first modern ascent, but there are records of an earlier Argentinian expedition (see A.A.J. 1963, p. 426). Pular (“The Eyebrow”, in Atacameñan language) is located 25 miles northeast of the railroad station and international pass of Socompa.

Humberto Barrera, Club Andino de Chile, Santiago

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