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South America, Peru, Santa Cruz, West Ridge

Santa Cruz, West Ridge. Our Austrian expedition on May 3 tried to make the ascent of the northeast face of Santa Cruz Chico but we had to withdraw at 18,550 feet, some 500 feet below the summit. From May 5 to 7 Siefried Wasserbauer, Karl Antensteiner, Anderl Gressen-bauer and I made the second ascent of the west ridge of Santa Cruz. After our time in the Cordillera Blanca, we went to Cordillera Huayhuash where we climbed Yerupaj√° from May 18 to 22 by the normal route.

Herbert Rieser, √Ėsterreichischer Alpenverein