American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Chacraraju Oeste, Jaeger Route, Solo

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  • Publication Year: 2003

Chacraraju Oeste, Jaeger Route, solo. The 24 year-old French alpinist Didier Jourdain completed a solo ascent of the 700m Jaeger Route (TD+/ED1) on the south face of Chacraraju Oeste (6,001m). This line, first climbed solo on July 5, 1978 by the legendary French mountaineer Nicolas Jaeger follows the broad couloir between two ice ribs/flutes leading directly to the summit. Jourdain, carrying no stove or bivouac equipment, took 15 hours for the ascent and a further seven hours to rappel the route. Confirming once again that the crux of most Peruvian routes is reaching the summit, Jourdain took four hours to overcome the last 100m.

Lindsay Griffin, High Mountain INFO

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