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South America, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, Aguja Poincenot, South Face

Aguja Poincenot, South Face. It was reported that a four-man team of Andy Maag (Ireland), Makoto Ishibe (Japan), Alexandre Portela (Brazil) and Michel Shcwitter (Switzerland) climbed an 850-meter line up the South Face to the left of the 1986 Italian Route on the Southeast Pillar, reaching the summit on February 22. The route, Bagual Bigwall, was given a grade of VII+/VIII- A3+. The team rappeled the route, leaving the belay anchors in place. (High Mountain Sports 154)