South America, Argentina, Northern Andes, Cerro el Cóndor, Possible First Ascent and Other Ascents

Publication Year: 2004.

Cerro El Cóndor, possible first ascent and other ascents. In February and March some friends and I climbed Antofalla, a 6,409m (GPS 6,470m) volcano approximately 80km southeast of Llullaillaco. On the summit we found a 8m x 6m platform made by Incas, with a ring of stones and a long, thin volcanic block in the middle. Later we went to the Bonete-Pissis region. I climbed the “hills” on the east slopes of Bonete, between 6,100m and 6,330m high, hoping to find signs of Walter Penck, the German geographer who was once thought to be the first on Bonete, in 1913. However, I found nothing.

Alexander von Götz, Germany

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