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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Peaks Above Quebrada Honda

Peaks Above Quebrada Honda. Our group all reached Base Camp on Viñollapampa at 13,775 feet in the Quebrada Honda on July 5. Despite bad weather we placed Camp I at 15,750 feet and Camp II at 18,000 feet up the Chinchey Glacier. Bad snow conditions prevented our reaching higher than 19,700 feet on Chinchey. On July 19 Salvador Boix, Enrique Font and I tried the south ridge and on the 20th Francisco Viñeta and Angel del Pozo attempted the northwest ridge. On July 23 Viñeta and del Pozo with the porter Humberto Henostroza climbed P 5300 (17,389 feet) in the Copap group and Font, José Fabre and Pedro Planas climbed Chaco (17,389 feet).

Emilio Busquets, Unión Excursionista de Cataluña, Gerona