American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine-Chilean Patagonia, Aguja Guillaumet and Gorra Blanca

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1988

Aguja Guillaumet and Gorra Blanca. A seven-man, two-woman expedition of the Club Andino Bariloche, with Victor Krajcirick as leader, entered the Chalten (Fitzroy) massif by way of Piedra del Fraile, where they established Base Camp. Bad weather held them up for eleven days. On January 8, E. Gutierrez and R. Garibotti set out for Aguja Guillaumet, which they climbed the next day by the Fonrouge route. Meanwhile D. Rodríguez and M. Joos ascended to the Continental Icecap by the Marconi Glacier. On January 9, they climbed Gorra Blanca (2920 meters, 9580 feet). The expedition stayed in the area another 20 days reconnoitering access to several peaks, but they had only 12 hours of good weather in that period.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche

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