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South America, Bolivia, Gigante Grande, Torre Jihuaña and Other Peaks, Cordillera Quimsa Cruz

Gigante Grande, Torre Jihuaña and Other Peaks, Cordillera Quimsa Cruz. Our expedition was composed of Piera Casale, Vincenzo Chiesa, Mario Dioli, Andrea Facchetti, Angelo Gelmi, Gino Locatelli, Elio Scarabelli, Tullio Speckenhauser, Giorgio Tofanini, Walter Togno, Anna Zenoni and me as leader. We made the following ascents: Cotacuchocollo (c. 18,375 feet; southwest of Lake Cotacucho) via east ridge on July 31 by Gelmi, Scarabelli; Mallachumacollo (c. 18,700 feet; northeast of Jihuaña) via south face by Gelmi, Tofanini, Scarabelli and via east slope by Calegari, Facchetti, Togno, Dioli on August 2; Hancolampa1 (c. 18,585 feet; northeast of Mallachumacollo) via southwest ridge on August 2 by Calegari, Facchetti; Gigante Chico2 (c. 18,220 feet) via northwest face and north ridge on August 3 by Scarabelli, Casale, Chiesa and via southwest face and south-southwest couloir on August 4 by Calegari, Locatelli, Speckenhauser; Gigante Grande2 (19,052 feet) via west ridge on August 5 by Calegari, Locatelli, Speckenhauser, Togno; Torre Jihuaña1 (18,845 feet) via east buttress on August 5 by Scarabelli, Gelmi.

Santino Calegari, Club Alpino Italiano