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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Pukuraju, South Face

Pukuraju, South Face. It was reported that the French team of Jean Noel Roux, Jean Emanuel Sicart and Christophe Vigne climbed the Central Couloir on the south face of Pukuraju (5346 m) on August 11, 1995. The 350-meter route, which featured 60- to 70-degree ice with two nearvertical sections of mixed ground, was named Hot Line and rated Alpine TD. It is uncertain how this couloir relates to the couloir climbed on the first ascent of the face in 1967 by Bernays and Henostroza. (High Mountain Sports 166)