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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Alpamayo and Santa Cruz, New Routes

Alpamayo and Santa Cruz, New Routes. On June 15, Kenzo Suzuki (Japan) left Base Camp (4850m) at 11 p.m. and climbed the 1979 Tomo Cesen route on the southeast face of Alpamayo until he reached the Andes route. The next day, he climbed original ground to thetop, then downclimbed the French Direct route on the southwest face. With Toshiyuki Hirose, Suzuki then established a new line on the southwest face of Santa Cruz. On June 24, they left ABC (5000m), reaching the summit the next day. They graded the route TD+.

Kazuyuki Sasaki, Editor, Run Out