American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, Castillo del Paine

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Castillo del Paine. An expedition from the town of Rengo in central Chile made on January 27 the first ascent of a fine rock peak (c. 2400 meters, 7874 feet), belonging to the Cordón Olguín, north of the Paine massif. The group was formed by F. Arias, J. González, E. Lagos and J. Rivera, who christened the peak Castillo (castle) del Paine. Five days later the entire group also climbed Cerro Cota (2000 meters, 6562 feet), which had only been ascended once, by another Chilean party in 1971.

Evelio Echevarría

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