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South America, Chile—Central Andes, Cerro Punta Negra, South Face, 1990

Cerro Punta Negra, South Face, 1990. On December 9, 1990, Christian Buracchio and I climbed the beautiful ice couloir at the right side of the south face to the summit ridge and summit (4090 meters, 13,419 feet). The good ice was angled at 45° to 50°. (UIAA III.) [The couloir was first climbed in 1951. Two climbers were killed in it in 1960.—Editor.]

Dagoberto Delgado, Club Alemán Andino, Chile