American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Colombia, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Access Problems

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Access Problems. The Indian situation continues to be bad. Our close Indian friend, Celso Villafañea, has died, apparently of injuries sustained in a fight related to tribal hostilities over climbers and no doubt also over the worsening marijuana smuggling scene in the area. All of those factors contribute to a need on the part of climbers to be very sensitive to their impact on the range. A low profile is a must.

William McKinney

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