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South America, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, Austral Summer Season in the Fitz Roy Area, 1991-2

Austral Summer Season in the Fitz Roy Area, 1991-2. News is beginning to reach us now on February 14 about the climbing season during the end of 1991 and the beginning of 1992. Aguja Poincenot was climbed by Argentines Maximo Schneider and Oscar Pandolfi on January 28, 1992, by Argentines Teo Plaza and Ramiro Calvo and by two Brazilians. All climbed the Whillans route. Later, Plaza climbed Fitz Roy by the Argentine route with a Spaniard. The Aguja Guillaumet was climbed by Horacio Bresba solo. The same peak was also climbed by two women from Buenos Aires. Casimiro Ferrari and two other Italians climbed the highest (north) summit of Bifida, thinking they had made a first ascent. They later learned that Swiss Peter Lüthi and Argentine Horacio Bresba had made the first ascent in 1989. There is a rumor that Italian Ermano Salvaterra climbed Poincenot by the west face, but we have no details as yet. Aside from Andy DeKlerk’s and Julie Brugger’s ascent of Cerro Torre, a group of Mexicans made the ascent in five days.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche