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South America, Chilean-Argentinian Patagonia, Interim Report on Patagonian Climbing in the 1982-3 Climbing Season

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Interim Report on Patagonian Climbing in the 1982-3 Climbing Season. My husband Gino Buscaini and I were in Patagonia from the middle of November to the middle of January 1983. We attempted Fitz Roy three times, once by the Chouinard route and twice by the Super Couloir, but bad weather drove us back each time. While we were there, Slovaks climbed some 6500 feet up a difficult new route on the west face but had not got to the summit before we left, but they had joined the Chouinard route. On Fitz Roy there were Argentines, Yugoslavs, Japanese and Spaniards. On Cerro Torre there were French, Spanish and Swiss. A Spanish group led by Paco Aguado was trying a very daring route: a new ascent of Cerro Adela and then from there the traverse of Cerro Torre.

Silvia Metzeltin Buscaini, Club Alpino Italiano

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