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South America, Peru, Cordillera Huayhuash, Rurigallay or Yantauri

Rurigallay or Yantauri. Giuseppe Dionisi, leader, Eugenio Ferrero and Franco Ribetti on August 16 made the first ascent of Rurigallay (18,028 feet) by the west face in three days from Base Camp. They fixed 2500 feet of rope. Dionisi and Ferrero had attempted the peak in 1976 and had come to within 350 feet of the summit. (See A.A.J., 1977, p. 222.) The peak, which lies in the southwestern part of the range, appears as “Yantauri” on the Peruvian maps. (The editor has also seen how often in this region the “official” names exist only on the maps and are not used locally.)

Mario Fantin, Club Alpino Italiano