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South America, Chile and Argentina, Patagonia, Patagonian Season, 1976

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  • Publication Year: 1976

Patagonian Season, 1976. As we go to press, we receive the first news of climbing in the current season from Vojslav Arko, who writes: “The expedition of the Club Andino Bariloche headed by Jorge Skvarca finally made the first ascent of Cerro Moyano on February 2, 1976. This rises between Lakes Viedma and Argentino. Jack Miller has just appeared here in Bariloche with the news that he has climbed the Cuerno Principal of Paine by a different route than the one climbed by the Chileans in 1968. New Zealanders tried Cerro Torre unsuccessfully and gave up after they lost a climber in a crevasse accident. The Americans John Bragg, Jim Donini and Jay Wilson climbed difficult Torre Egger. Italians led by Casimiro Ferrari finally succeeded in climbing the much-attempted northeast buttress of Fitz Roy. They reached the summit on February 23.’’

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