American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Patagonia, Patagonia Climbing 1989-1990 Summer

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Patagonian Climbing, 1989-1990 Summer. At the end of the season (February 23, 1990), I have little to report. At the end of January, 1990, Italians Paolo Grippa and Eliana de Zordo were avalanche victims and swept into a crevasse below the Torre Egger. At the beginning of February Argentines Sebastián Pavesi and Eduardo Osal made a fatal fall into a crevasse on the Aguja Poincenot. For a long time the weather was very bad and little could be done. There followed two weeks of good weather, an extraordinary period in the south, when most were occupied with the accidents and rescue attempts. Cerro Torre was climbed by Swiss, Austrians, Germans and Czechoslovaks. Fitz Roy was ascended by Argentine Alberto del Castillo and two Brazilians, by two Swiss and by four Koreans. Argentines and a Spaniard climbed the Aguja Guillaumet and Swiss and Czechs, Poincenot.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche

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