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South America, Bolivia, Chacraraju Este

Chacraraju Este. In mid July, Masael Alvial and I made two attempts on the Bouchard-Meunier route on Chacraraju Oeste. On the first attempt, we were stopped one pitch up by weather and bad ice. The second was stopped after three pitches when we found a 3-inch coating of ice on a vertical wall where we could get no protection. We then opted for the Jaeger route on Chacraraju Este. We reached a point just below the summit cornice which was too unstable to surmount, as it had been for Jaeger.

Dagoberto Delgado, Club Alemán Andino, Santiago, Chile