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South America, Peru, Cordillera Huayhuash, Yerupajá

Yerupajá. We had hoped to climb Siulá by its west face, but because there was so little snow in the last years, because of March floods and the June earthquake, the approaches were not practicable. We therefore turned to the mountain that blocked the end of the valley, Yerupajá. We climbed from our 14,100-foot Laguna Sarapo Base Camp up the south face to the southwest ridge route. Camps were at 16,400 and 19,850 feet. On July 21 Felice Fedeli, Mario Bramati, Carlo Besana, Maurizio Simonetto, Adelio Fumagalli and I reached the summit.

Gianni Arcari, Club Alpino Italiano