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South America, Bolivia, Cordillera Real, Cordillera de Apolobamba, Various Ascents

Cordillera de Apolobamba, Various Ascents. An 18-member party of young mountaineers from the Deutscher Alpenverein visited the Cordillera de Apolobamba, completing a number of climbs. They made the first ascent of the unclimbed East Ridge of the Chaupi Orco Sur (6088 meters). After a long rock and ice climb 10 members reached on August 15 the rather rarely-visited summit. Other climbs of the German team included the West Face of Hanako (5500 meters, first ascent) and ascents of two, probably unclimbed, 5000ers, Sabe (5600 meters) and Tunto Potosi (5500 meters). The expedition ended in the village Totorapata where the young mountaineers planted 270 trees. The leader of the trip was Alexander Ritzer.

Józef nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland