American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile and Argentina, Patagonia, Fitz Roy Group, 1974

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Fitz Roy Group, 1974. A Polish expedition was active in various parts of the Andes from October, 1973 to September, 1974. They were Ryszard Rodzinski, Henryk Cioncka, Stanislaw Jaworski, Zbigniew Kursa, Andrzej Lapinski, Antoni Panta and Zdzislaw Ryn. In February and March they climbed in Patagonia despite bad weather. They approached Fitz Roy late in the season. They attempted the American route. Two camps were established and they reached a high point 1500 feet below the summit in two attempts, on February 2 and 26. They were forced to retreat by deterioration of the weather and a minor accident from rockfall. They also made the following climbs, none first ascents: Punta Velluda (6595 feet) from the Río Blanco by Cioncka, Jaworski on February 11, 1974; Techado Negro (7130 feet) from the Río Blanco by Jaworski, Panta on February 24; Cerro Madsen (c. 6890 feet) from the Río Blanco by Panta on March 12; Cerro Solo (7375 feet) from Lago Torre by Panta, Ryn on March 15; Mojón Rojo (7297 feet) from Lago Sucio in the Río Blanco valley by Cioncka, Ryn on March 8, Cerro Eléctrico (7175 feet) from north from Río Blanco by Kursa, Panta on March 16; P 2270 (7748 feet; between Cerro Eléctrico and Aguja Guillamet) by Jaworski, Lapinski; Loma de las Pizarras (5548 feet) from Lago Sucio by Jaworski on March 14, Panta on March 21 and Cioncka, Ryn on March 24.

Marek Brniak, Klub Wysokogórski, Poland

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