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South America, Bolivia, Cordillera Apolobamba, Soral Este, Southwest Face

Soral Este, Southwest Face. On July 24, Fred Bahnson, Baker Perry and I climbed the southwest face of Soral Este to its lower, southeast summit (5460m). Our approach was made up through the moraine just southeast of the obvious rock pinnacle that divides the long-tongued northwestern glacier from the wider but shorter southeastern glacier tongues. After a short two-hour roped climb through icefall and seracs, we reached the southwest headwall and proceeded unroped up 60-to 65-degree snow directly to the lower summit. The descent was made via the route of ascent.

Dakin Cook