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South America, Peru—Cordillera Blanca, Alpamayo

Alpamayo. Our expedition consisted of André Renet, Gael Schmidt, Joseph Vaillant, Serge Camefort, Anne Marie Roch, Pierre Mayaud and me as leader. On August 20 Vaillant and I got to the summit of Alpamayo by the north ridge from camp at 18,000 feet. On August 21 Mayaud died in Base Camp at 14,800 feet from pulmonary edema.

RenÉ Margot, Club Alpin Français