Cerro Riso Patrón
South America, Argentine-Chilean Patagonia
This elegant rock-and-ice pinnacle (c. 3000 meters, 9843 feet) was climbed for the first time on August 15 in the Southern Hemisphere winter by Casimiro Ferrari, Bruno Lombardi and Egido Spreafico. They ascended the very difficult east-southeast ice face from a camp at 1300 meters. They approached from the Fiordo Falcón and returned via the Upsala Glacier to the Estancia Cristina, crossing the Patagonian Icecap. There were eight people in the expedition.
Silvia Metzeltin Buscaini, Club Alpino Italiano