American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Bolivia, Huayana Potosí, West Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Huayna Potosí, West Ridge. Rab Carrington and I climbed the west ridge of Huayna Potosí in May. (The first ascent was by Laba and Hudson in 1969, when the ridge was incorrectly identified as being northeast.—Editor.) The first attempt failed due to a headache and the second succeeded after a night at the foot of the ridge. It took nine hours to do the 3000-foot mixed climb of medium-grade difficulty.

Alan Burgess, Alpine Climbing Group

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