American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, Fitz Roy

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Fitz Roy. On February 21 Chilean Gino Cassasa and Austrian Walter Bertsch reached the summit of Fitz Roy. Following the American route with a variant in the upper part, they overcame the difficulties on February 20 and bivouacked on the easy summit ridge. The wind rose on the 21st, obliging them to crawl to the summit on hands and knees. It was hard work to descend but on the 22nd they managed to reach their snow cave on the upper col.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche

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