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

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)