American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Ocshapalca, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Ocshapalca, South Face. It was reported that the French team of Jean Noel Roux, Jean Emanuel Sicart and Christophe Vigne climbed the 500-meter south face of Ocshapalca directly to the West Top on August 17, 1995, encountering sections of 80- to 90-degree ice, which they rated TD+. They were benighted before reaching the summit and, having reached the end of the difficulties but not the top of the mountain, rapped the route. (High Mountain Sports 166)

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