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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Huandoy, South Face, Demaison Route, Second Ascent, and Other French Activity

Huandoy, South Face, Demaison Route, Second Ascent, and Other French Activity. In June, Y. Graziani and J. Blanc Gras made the second ascent of the Demaison route on the South Face of Huandoy, taking 11 days. Further details are lacking, but this route is one of the most technical in the Cordillera Blanca and a second ascent has long been anticipated. In May, the following ascents were also made by French climbers. Gael Boucquet made two solo ascents on Point 5300m on the south face of Nevado de Copa: Goulloumme Labouthe (6a, 400m) and Au Pays des Twins (6a+, 400m). On the same point, G. Boucquet and G. Gindler climbed a new route, Top 93 (TD, 600m). On Point 5900m, G. Boucquet and S. Goriatcheff climbed the mixed route La Marguerite (90° ice ED, 1300m).

Jean-Marc Clerc, France