Patagonian Ascents, 1978. I have just received more news from Mario González about the season in Patagonia. Fitz Roy was climbed by Italians and South Africans, both groups by the American route from the southwest. (Lo Scarpone has reported that the Italians climbed the north buttress.—Editor.) The Italians took to the summit Cesarino Fava, who lives in Buenos Aires. Fava lost all his toes years ago on Aconcagua. Among the South Africans to reach the top was a lady. Tilka and Herrera from Buenos Aires failed to climb a new route on Aguja Saint Exupery. Guillermo Vieiro, Edgardo Porcelana and Jorge Victor Janson are still (March 6) attempting Fitz Roy.
Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche