American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Cordillera Apolobamba, Sunchuli Pass Area, Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 2000

Sunchuli Pass Area, Ascent. On June 9, Yossi Brain (U.K.) and I climbed the northwest face of an unnamed peak just northeast of the Sunchuli Pass. This face is located between what are named Cuchillo II (5450m) and P. 5450 on the 1993 Paul Hudson map. We climbed the glaciated face directly through a rock band up to a large, well-built miner’s cairn just 100 meters south of the summit and then traversed the summit ridge to the true summit at about 5400 meters. This involved a 300-meter ascent on well-consolidated snow up to 55 degrees with a 50-meter mixed pitch (M3) in the middle.

Dakin Cook

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