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South America, Argentine-Chilean Patagonia, Fitz Roy Climbed by a Woman in Winter

Fitz Roy Climbed by a Woman in Winter. On June 17, Erica Beuzenberg and Gottlieb Braun-Elwert from New Zealand completed the fourth winter ascent of Fitz Roy. They followed the Supercanaleta. Because of unusually good weather clear sky and no wind—they took only two days to reach the summit. Bad weather trapped them during the two-day descent of the American route. This was the first winter ascent of the mountain by a woman.