American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Ampato, Discovery of Mummies

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Ampato, Discovery of Mummies. Three mummies were found on Ampato (6288 m or 6310 m), making this the second highest tomb in the world, after Argentinian climbers discovered another mummy on the summit of Cerro Incahuasi (6610 m) in early 1996. Before these discoveries, Cerro El Toro (6160 m) in Argentina held the record.

Marcelo Scanu, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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