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South America, Peru, Ranrapalca, North Spur, Cordillera Blanca

Ranrapalca, North Spur, Cordillera Blanca. On August 29 and 30, Britons Joe Simpson and Rick Potter climbed a new route on Ranrapalca (6162 meters, 20,216 feet), the north spur. This lies to the left of the ascent made in 1975 by Johns, Slaymaker and Rourke. An article on the present climb appears in High of December, 1994 on pages 31 to 34.