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South America, Peru—Cordillera Blanca, Huantsán, North Ridge

Huantsán, North Ridge. Our team was composed of Rémy Auda, Pascal Bonnier, Genviève and Jean Paul Bouquier, Laurent Coursol, Pierre Ferry and me. On August 8 we made the third ascent of the north ridge of Huantsán, but our approach to the ridge differed from the two previous ascents. We ascended from the Quebrada Rajucolta, where we placed our Base Camp. We set out for the summit alpine-style from Camp II at 18,375 feet and did the climb from there at the foot of the ridge in three days, up and back. The ridge was not particularly difficult but very rewarding.

GÉrard Martin, Club Alpin Français