South America, Peru, Ausangate, Northwest Face Attempt, Cordillera Vilcanota, 1982
Ausangate, Northwest Face Attempt, Cordillera Vilcanota, 1982. On pages 206 and 208 of A.A.J., 1984, an ascent of Ausangate’s northwest face was described. A photograph of the route appears on page 207. In Lo Scarpone of July 1, 1984, an account appears of a previous attempt made on August 9, 1982 by Fausto De Stefani, Luigi Mignocchi and Carlo Santus. They reported that this route, entirely on ice, had two 25-foot overhangs at 17,400 feet. The face averaged 65° to 70°. They reached the top of the face but did not climb the final 900 feet to the summit.