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South America, Chile, Central Andes, Los Gemelos, South Face and Other New Routes

Los Gemelos, South Face and Other New Routes. In the previous climbing season, running from December 1980 to March 1981, local climbers made the following new routes worth reporting: Mesón Alto (5281 meters, 17,327 feet) south face direct, G. Maccio and F. Medina, December 16, 1980, with two bivouacs; Retumbadero (4150 meters, 13,616 feet) southwest wall, direct, G. Maccio, 17 years old, solo, February 18 (in a solo climb on Cerro Arenas, Maccio fell to his death a few days later); Cerro Arenas (4440 meters, 14,567 feet) southwest ridge and west wall, G. Cassasa, D. Delgado and A. Izquierdo, February 22, 1981 (all three peaks are located in the hinterland of Santiago); Los Gemelos (5170 meters, 16,962 feet), peak located on the Argentinian border, Aconcagua province in Chile, south glacier, G. Cassasa, D. Delgado, A. Izquierdo, G. Maccio, January 1.

Humberto Barrera, Club Andino de Chile, Santiago