American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina-Central Andes, Vallecito-Rincón Traverse and Other Mendoza Climbs

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Vallecito-Rincón Traverse and Other Mendoza Climbs. A Randis and M. Sánchez, of the Club Mendoza de Regatas, traversed the almost two-mile ridge connecting Vallecitos and Rincón peaks, both over 17,000 feet. It took them 14 hours to traverse all obstacles, which included the first ascent of five lesser points or peaklets (December 1985). The south-face wall of Pico Franke (5000 meters, 16,404 feet) was climbed for the first time on December 6, 1986 by J. Giaquinta, M. Sánchez and J. Santamaría, a route very exposed to rockfall.

Luis A. Parra, Club Andinista Mendoza

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