Nevado Beato Josemaria, First Ascent. This unclimbed mountain was “discovered” by the Club Huayna Potosi of La Paz, Bolivia. They needed four expeditions over one and a half years to reach their goal. Finally they scouted the south face with great crevasses and 70-degree ice. On April 8, 1995, Liam O’Brien and Andres Eichmann went to the top. At the end of July, 1995, a large group ascended to the summit where a little monument with a cemented base, a bronze plaque and a cross was erected. The name Nevado Beato Josemaría (5290 m) was approved by the Instituto Geográfico Militar de Bolivia.
Marcelo Scanu, Buenos Aires, Argentina