American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Ancohuma, Various Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Ancohuma, Various Ascents. The Joint Services Expedition to the Andes (JSE Andes ‘95) took place in Bolivia from April 25 to June 14, 1995. The expedition combined mountaineering in the Cordillera Real with physiological research and hang-gliding. Twenty tri-service personnel attended, led by Lt AJ Dinmore RM and W02 JM Mitchell RM. JSE Andes had three exercise aims: 1. to ascend Ancohuma (6427 m); 2. to conduct research studies into weight loss and nutrition at altitude; 3. to launch two hanggliders from the summit of Ancohuma. All the exercise aims were achieved, with every climbing member of the expedition reaching the summit of Ancohuma, research studies completed in full, and the hanggliders being launched on May 31, 1995.

Lieutenant Alistair Dinmore, Royal Marines, United Kingdom

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