American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Venezuela, Pico Bolivar, First All Women Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Pico Bolívar, First All Women Ascent. An all-women local team attempted to climb the highest mountain in Venezuela but failed the first time due to unseasonal weather. The second attempt was successful and took place on April 27 at the end of the Venezuelan climbing season. The summit (5002 meters, 16,410 feet) was reached via the Bourgoin route by Ana María Díaz, Leida Matheus, Dora Ocanto and me, leader.

Rosa Pabon, Club de Andinismo y Exursionismo, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida

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