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South America, Peru, Chichiccapac and Aricoma Groups, Cordillera Carabaya; Verónica or Huacrahuilki, Cordillera Urubamba, 1972

Chichiccapac and Aricoma Groups, Cordillera Carabaya; Verónica or Huacrahuilki, Cordillera Urubamba, 1973. (For the full names of the climbers and for their Cordillera Blanca climbs, see above.—Editor.) Chichiccapac (18,426 feet) had been climbed four times but its beautiful south face was awaiting an ascent. Chrobak, Plewicki, Wilczynski and Zaremba climbed this ice face and reached the summit on August 31, 1973 That same day they also climbed P 5600 (18,373 feet), a summit to the east between Chichiccapac and Jatun Huasi. Others of the expedition were in the Aricoma group. On August 31 Gutkowski, Laukajtys and Szymanski climbed Jachasiri (c. 5200 meters or 17,061 feet) by its north ridge. Jurkowski, Korybut and Kruze took two days to climb P 5400 (17,717 feet), reaching the top on September 1. A new Base Camp was placed in the Cordillera Urubamba near Malaga Pass at 13,775 feet. Bad weather conditions made the party decide against the south spur of Verónica or Huacrahuilki (19,336 feet) and on September 13 Chrobak, Gutkowski, Laukajtys and Wilczynski left for the north face, completing the fourth ascent by this new route on the 14th. Jurkowski, Szymanski and Zaremba climbed Helancoma Norte (17,717 feet) on September 13. The next day Jurkowski, Krauze, Plewicki, Polakiewicz and Zaremba traversed the two Huarcratanka summits (17,470 feet) from south to north.

Marek Brniak, Klub Wysokogórski (Polish Mountaineering Club)