American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Colombia, Nevado de Cocuy

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  • Publication Year: 1976

Nevado de Cocuy. Six Colombian students, Santiago Péerez, Pancho and Sergio Gaviria, Juan Manuel Diaz, Andrés Uribe and Pepe Luis Moreno, climbed Ritacuba Blanco (17,926. feet) on March 25. Moreno and S. Gaviria also made the first Colombian ascent of Ritacuba Negro (17,681 feet) the next day. A crevasse on the latter, where some equipment was found, appears to be the spot where Ian Harverson and Peter Jennings were lost in December 1973 (A.A.J., 1974, p. 123).

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