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South America, Southern Peru, Ausangate and Other Peaks, Cordillera Vilcanota

Ausangate and Other Peaks, Cordillera Vilcanota. Five Poles climbed in the Cordillera Vilcanota in June. We were Maciej Karon, Andrzej Makaran, Andrzej Pieta, Wieslaw Szczepanek and me as leader. Yanajaja II (5400 meters, 17,717 feet), Santa Catalina (5808 meters, 19,056 feet) and Huamantilla II (5425 meters, 17,798 feet) were climbed. Two teams ascended Ausangate (6372 meters, 20,905 feet) by different routes: the right side of the south face by Szczepanek and me on June 23 and the east face and southeast ridge by Karon and Makaran. The latter was a new route, mostly on snow and ice.

Krystian Ignas, Klub Wysokogórski Rzeszów, Poland