American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Churup, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Churup, South Face. Andrej Markovic and Matej Meglic climbed the south face of Churup* (5493 m) on July 7. A few days before the ascent they fixed ropes over the first two rock pitches. They spent the night on the summit and next day descended the Peruvian Route on the same face. 500 meters, ED+ VI A3 95°.

Miha Peternel, Planinska Zveza Slovenije

*The south face was climbed in 1962 by a Japanese team and has seen many repeats. As on the south face of Ocshapalca, it is unclear whether this was in fact a new route or a line that shared terrain with previously established routes.

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