South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Alpamayo

Publication Year: 1980.

Alpamayo. On August 20 we climbed Alpamayo. Vitaliano Alvarón was on my rope* and Basques Emilio Hernando and Juan San Sebastián were on the other. Camp was on the north col. We left camp at six A.M., a little late because it had been snowing before dawn. We reached the summit at two P.M. and were back in camp on the col at seven P.M.

Glicerio Henostroza, Huaraz, Peru

* This is the first rope of all Peruvians to have reached the summit of Alpamayo, although a Peruvian, Alberto Callupe accompanied the Yugoslavs a few weeks earlier.