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South American, Chilean–Argentine Patagonia, Aguja Mermoz, Northwest Face, Second Ascent

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Aguja Mermoz, Northwest Face, Second Ascent. Raúl Storino, Guillermo Raynié and I made the second ascent of Aguja Mermoz by the northwest face. From Base Camp at Piedra del Fraile we went to our first bivouac at the foot of the rock bands on which we fixed 650 feet of rope that same day. We climbed on February 11 the 3500 vertical feet in 22 pitches to the summit and descended a short distance for a second bivouac. On the third day we made 19 rappels and returned to Base Camp.

Alberto Tarditti, Club Andino Córdoba, Argentina

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