American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru–Cordillera Blanca, Rurec and Other Ascents

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1985

Rurec and Other Ascents. Our expedition of the National Polytechnical School, Quito, took place between July 13 and 27. Our primary objective was Huantsán by the Rajucolta valley, but the unfavorable snow conditions of the season of 1984 forced us to abandon above our first camp at 17,000 feet. We devoted ourselves then to Huantsán’s neighbors. With deep and unstable snow we climbed Huamashraju (5406 meters, 17,737 feet) the 21st and Yahuarraju (5675 meters, 18,618 feet) and Rurec (5700 meters, 18,701 feet) the 24th. A woman, Margarita Arboleda, with M. Andrade, R. Galárraga, leader, and M. Varea, participated in all climbs.

Remigio GalÁrraga, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito.

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