American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru—Cordillera Vilcabamba, Salcantay, East Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1979

Salcantay, East Ridge. On July 27 we pitched Base Camp at 14,275 feet below the east ridge of Salcantay. We placed camps at 16,250, 17,400 and 19,300 feet. On August 4 and 5 Dr. Mario Quattrini, Giorgio Marconi, Antonio Mangononi, Consuelo Bonaldi, Franco Nodari, Sergio Castellani and I reached the summit. We placed 2750 feet of rope to secure the descent.

Augusto Zanotti, Club Alpino Italiano

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