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South American, Chilean–Argentine Patagonia, Corrections and Additions to Accounts of Chilean-Argentine Patagonia in A.A.J., 1984

Corrections and Additions to Accounts of Chilean-Argentine Patagonia in A.A.J., 1984 With the climbing season in the Southern Hemisphere coming close to publication date, it is now necessary to add to and correct what was published last year. The American route on Fitz Roy was climbed not only by Swiss Anker and Wüschner as stated on page 219 of A.A.J., 1984 but also on February 5 by Swiss Marco Pedrini and Romolo Nottaris and on February 12 by Americans as noted above and Frenchmen J.F. Lemoine, J.M. Boucansaud, Pierre Faivre and Yves Astier. Unfortunately, Annie and Denis Pivot did not reach the summit as stated in A.A.J., 1984. The Tarditti mentioned on page 216 was an Argentine, Jorge Tarditti. On page 219 it was Carlo Alde (not Adi) with those who climbed Cerro Murallón. The Italians reached the summit on February 14 after having first fixed 500 meters of rope and then spending four days on the face in the final assault. The new route climbed on Aguja Mermoz by the Yugoslavs, noted on page 219, was to the top of the left side of the face and not to the summit. Therefore it cannot be counted as the second ascent of the peak.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche