American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cashan Este, From the East

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Cashan Este, from the East. On July 12 Richard Soaper, Bob Wilson, Carolyn Griffin and I climbed Cashan Este (5723 meters, 18,777 feet) from the Quebrada Rurec. We were camped at 15,750 feet above a small glacier lake, east of Cashan Este. We followed the moraine to its highest point and continued up the glacier toward a prominent eastern subsidiary peak, which is easily visible from the Quebrada Rurec. We passed north of the subsidiary peak on wide snowfields and gained the east ridge about 650 feet below the summit. We traversed along the ridge, bypassing its high séracs on the northern side in soft snow. Finally a steep snowfield led us to the summit. We started at 6:30, reached the glacier at 7:15, got to the east ridge at 11:00 and were on the summit at two P.M.

Hans Steyskal, Iowa Mountaineers

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