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South America. Chile, Licancabur and Llullaillaco

Licancabur and Llullaillaco. On December 31, 1987, Americans Chuck Huss, Bill Koener, Gordie Vernon and I and Chileans Gastón Oyarzún and Peter Schlotterbeck climbed Licancabur (5921 meters, 19,424 feet) by the east ridge, a long trudge on loose scree. On January 5, 1988, Huss, Koener, Oyarzún and I reached the summit of Llullaillaco (6713 meters, 22,058 feet) via the large icefield on the northwest face.

Ken Nolan