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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Shaqsha, South-Southeast Face

Shaqsha, South-Southeast Face. On May 23, Xavier Carrard, Abel Calana, Juan Morales, Marcos Niño, Franco Obando, Hector Reyes, César Vargas and Aritza made a possible first ascent with their route Feliz Cumpleaños Momo (85° IV+, 700m) on the south-southeast face of Shaqsha (Shacsha, 5703m). From a camp at 4990 meters in the Quebrada Rurec, the group climbed the route and returned to Base Camp in a 17-hour push.

Antonio Gómez Bohórquez, Spain