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

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