American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Taulliraju Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Taulliraju Attempt. Clark Gerhardt, Kristian (Del) Langbauer, Todd Thompson and I, accompanied by Juan Henostroza and Aquilino Moreno, established Base Camp on June 26 below Taulliraju’s impressive west face. Unaware of the Italian attempt in 1976 (A.A.J., 1977, p. 216), we repeated several of their mistakes and had some exciting but ultimately futile climbing on the high point of the south ridge. We then established a high camp at 17,500 feet on the icecap northwest of Taulliraju. Poor visibility and difficult climbing stopped progress. After eight days we climbed nearby Rinrijirca (P 5810) and descended to Base.

Craig McKibben

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