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South America, Argentina, Cerro Barauca

Cerro Barauca. A large group of anthropologists, glaciologists and mountaineers from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo explored the central part of the Cordillera del Tigre, near Mendoza, searching in the higher zones for ancient Indian occupancy. The Cordillera del Tigre runs north and south, east of Aconcagua and parallel to the Vacas valley, which gives access to the Polish route on that mountain. While they made findings on the lower slopes, no traces were located above the lake zone above 4400 meters or on the summits. F. Norton and F. Seufferheld made what is probably the seventh ascent of Cerro de los Tambillos (5570 meters, 18,275 feet) on February 9. Seufferheld and A. Rosell made the first ascent of Cerro Barauca (c. 5400 meters, 17,717 feet) on February 12. The expedition leader was Roberto Bárcena.

Luis A. Parra, Club Andinista Mendoza, Argentina