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South America, Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Escudo, North Ridge, Previously Unreported

Escudo, North Ridge, Previously Unreported. Ralph Thäusing and I climbed the North Ridge of Escudo in March, 1993. It had already been climbed by Jerry Gore and Andy Perkins three months before (see 1993 AAJ, p. 197); however, we didn’t know this. We climbed to the col as for the existing route, then, on the second day, went right where they went left to finish below the summit on the schist band (as they did). Bad weather was coming in, so we went down. Our variant was 6b A3.

Andy Parkin, United Kingdom