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Chile Andinista; Su Historia

Chile Andinista; Su Historia. Evelio Echevarría. El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, 1995 (but available from Echevarría, Department of Foreign Languages, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523). $15.00.

Comment: A fine overview of Chilean climbing from the beginning: fascinating material of pre-Columbian archeological sites over 6000 meters; data on foreigners passing through like Gervassutti, Shipton, Tilman, Maestri, Terray. Of more local interest are sections on Chilean exploits in the Himalaya. Whatever Echevarría tackles, it is always painstakingly researched and radiant with authenticity.