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South America, Peru, Cordillera Huayhuash, Serapo, West Face

Sarapo, West Face. An Italian expedition led by Rodolfo Sinuello was composed of 13 climbers, a doctor and nine trekkers. The expedition climbed the west face of Sarapo, apparently to the right of the one pioneered by French in 1980. (See above.) The Italians took nine days to make the climb and established four camps. The route ascended the right side of the glacier below the face and climbed the buttress on the right side of the face, where the climbing was difficult and ropes were fixed. Below the summit, they traversed to the right to reach the final summit ridge.