American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Ocshapalca, Variante South America, Peruana

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  • Publication Year: 2002

Ocshapalca, Variante Peruana. Guillermo Mejia and I installed the tent at the moraine camp in September 1998. Our new route on the south face of Ocshapalca (Variante Peruana, 650m, ED-) begins to the right of the central buttress and the Alquimia Route. We climbed straight toward 5881m summit, joining the American Route for the top third. The descent to camp was by the Alquimia Route, after we made a bivouac in a cave 50 meters from the summit. (Editor’s note: is likely a repeat of an existing route.)

Richard Hidalgo, Peru

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