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South America, Peru, Cordillera Vilcabamba, Salcantay, 1973

Salcantay, 1973. After their climbs in the Cordillera Blanca (see that section), five of the climbers moved to the Vilcabamba, the rest having left for Poland. Base Camp was at 15,600 feet at the foot of Salcantay. On July 13, 1973 Guzzy and Pawlak climbed Chuycan (17,553 feet) and on the 15th Malinowski and Szafirski reached the summit of Salcantay (20,574 feet) via its north ridge.

Marek Brniak, Klub Wysokogórski, Poland