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South America, Argentina, Southern Patagonia, Chalten Massif, Cerro Azara and Cerro Bravo

CerroAzara and Cerro Bravo. These two summits are located just north of Paso del Viento, and are linked by a shallow ridge. Cerro Azara (1,950m) was first climbed in March 1916 by Alfredo Kolliker and Lutz Witte. On December 6 Spaniards José Fernández Arrieta and Raúl Lora made the second ascent via a new route on the east face. They climbed a line leading to the col between the two summits, involving 200m of mixed terrain to 60°–65°, with short steeper sections, and 5.4 rock climbing. From the summit of Azara they moved north along the ridge and climbed previously unclimbed Cerro Bravo (2,040m). This involved an easy traverse along a ridge and 5.4 rock climbing in very rotten rock.

Rolando Garibotti, Club Andino Bariloche