American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Yanaloma and Don Luis, Quimsa Cruz

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Yanaloma and Don Luis, Quimsa Cruz. In the Quimsa Cruz I climbed two peaks, Yanaloma (5280 meters, 17,323 feet), a first ascent and Don Luis (5360 meters, 17,587 feet), probably a second ascent as there was a cairn on top and I was told that mining engineers had climbed some of the peaks to survey. Both peaks are located above Lake Huallatani, north of the Mina Monte Blanco. In the Vera Cruz range I climbed a rock-and-scree peak of 4800 meters (15,748 feet), called locally Calacala, which does not appear on the maps. This too was a first ascent.

Evelio Echevarría

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