South America, Chile, Chilean-Argentinian Patagonia, El Tronador, Pico Internacional, Northeast Face
El Tronador, Pico Internacional, Northeast Face. On January 13 Alberto Bendinguer, Marcelo and Gabriel Aguilar, Petra Friedrich, Marcelo Pérez, Argentines, and I made the second ascent of the northeast face of the highest summit, the Pico Internacional, of El Tronador (3350 meters, 10,991 feet), above Bariloche. We made the climb from the Otto Meiling Hut. The principal difficulties were a rock band below the summit. This was partially covered with ice, which frequently fell off.
Jerónimo López, Federatión Castellana de Montañismo, Spain