American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Huayhuash, Puscanturpa Norte, Via Macanacota, New Route

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Puscanturpa Norte, Via Macanacota, New Route. On August 1, the French climbers Fréderic Paurrage, Alban Faure, and Guillaume Arrisani climbed the northwest face of Puscanturpa Norte (5652m) by a new route. The route begins a few meters to the left of my September, 1999, attempt with Koky Castañeda and is called Vía Macanacota (ED+, 600m). They bivouacked on ledges at 5030 meters and 5170 meters. This route has some moves of A1 and a maximum difficulty of 7b/c (French).

Antonio Gómez Bohórquez, Spain

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