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South America, Peru—Cordillera Blanca, Pisco and Chopicalqui

Pisco and. Chopicalqui. Members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club reached Base Camp in the Quebrada Llanganuco on June 23. Some of the group climbed Pisco and Chopicalqui by the normal route. In early July, Dailey and I made an unsuccessful attempt on Huascarán Norte via the Garganta but found bad ice and snow conditions, caused by the third consecutive drought season. Much of the normal snow covering has disappeared, leaving large open crevasses and broken icefalls and séracs.

Donald D. McIntyre