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South America, Bolivia, Condoriri Region, Various Ascents

Condoriri Region, Various Ascents. While visiting the Condoriri region in July, 1995, I “enchained” two peaks, climbing them back-to-back to make one long route. From our 15,000-foot Base Camp above Lago Condoriri, I first climbed Cerro Condoriri (18,600') by its southwest ridge in two hours six minutes and returned to Base Camp in an hour. Then I climbed Piqueno Alpamayo (17,640') by its southwest ridge in two hours seven minutes and ran back to BC for a total time of six hours 50 minutes for both peaks. These are both quite moderate routes where an ice ax and a ski pole suffice for the climbing.

Mark F. Twight, Groupe de la Haute Montagne