American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine Patagonia, Slovenian Activity

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  • Publication Year: 1998

Argentine Patagonia, Slovenian Activity. On Aguja Guillaumet, Damjan Kocar and Peter Subic climbed the left couloir (V+ 65°, 300m) on February 12. Kiemen Mali and Monika Kambic (female) climbed it on February 17. Mali and Kambic then added a new start to the Swiss route on the East Arête (VII- A2, 230 m) on February 19-20; their high point rejoined the Swiss route. On Aguja della S, Klemen Mali and Monika Kambic climbed the Austrian route with a variation (VI+ 55°, 450m) in five hours on March 1. On Poincenot, Janez Skok and his wife Ines Bozic attempted the second ascent of Piola’s route Patagonicos Desperados (6c A3+, 600m) on February 17-18. They bivouacked after the seventh pitch. The next day, they climbed the major difficulties, but then retreated because of ice-choked cracks and lack of time. On Cerro Torre, Grega Lacen and Dani Vezovnik wanted to climb a new route in the central part of the east face. They arrived at base camp at the beginning of December, but because of an injury Vezovnik returned home around Christmas. Lacen joined forces with Carlos Suarez (Spain), but by the end of February, they had climbed only 250 meters to the icefield in the lower part of the wall.

Miha Peternel, Planinska zveza Slovenije

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