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Avalanche Tragedy, below El Tronador, above Bariloche

Aconcagua, Vía de los Guías de Mendoza. During nine days in early February, the Second Ecological Expedition to Aconcagua carried out its objectives of making a variant to the right of the normal route and left of the southwest ridge and of inspecting and cleaning the shelters of Nido de Cóndores and Berlín. The Governor of Mendoza promised to improve these huts, where no work has been done in the past 30 or 40 years. The new route will relieve pressure on the normal route. It is no more difficult. Camps I and II were placed at 5150 and 5750 meters. The summit was reached on February 12 by Alejandro Randis, leader; Rodolfo Gabrielli, Governor of Mendozci; Arturo Lafalla, National Deputy for Mendoza; Daniel Rodríguez, Jorge Giaquinta, Carlos Santilli and Domingo Alvarez.

Marcelo Scanu, Grupo de Montaña Huamán, Buenos Aires, Argentina