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South America, Argentina, Central Andes, Aconcagua, Polish Route Variant

Aconcagua, Polish Route Variant. A Spanish group from Aragon opened on January 18 a variant to the 1934 Polish Route. This new variant follows the original Polish Route to 5900 meters, then shifts to the right edge of the Glaciar de los Polacos (north), where the climbing alternates from rock to ice — quite different from the Polish Route, which is wholly ice. Climbers were Javier Alviza, Javier Subias and Jose Hidalgo. (Desnivel, June 1995)

Evelio Echevarría