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South America, Peru—Cordillera Blanca, Santa Cruz South Face

Santa Cruz South Face. On June 7 and 8, Emil Tratnik, Andrej Lužnik, Peter Poljanec and I climbed the 1200-meter-high south face of Santa Cruz. We had very bad snow conditions and had to bivouac when we gained the west ridge. In the last part there was a 150-meter section which was the most difficult part of the climb: a rock-and-ice barrier with rock of UIAA VI difficulty and ice of 90°. We descended the north face to the Los Cedros valley; it took us two days to return to the Cashapampa valley.

Žarko TruŠnovec, Idrija, Yugoslavia