American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina–Central Andes, Aconcogua, First Chilean Winter Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Aconcagua, First Chilean Winter Ascent. From September 6 to 24 we made the first Chilean winter ascent of Aconcagua. We used skis from 3200 meters in the Horcones valley to the base of the Canaleta at 6800 meters. We climbed the north face, using the normal route to the Nido de Cóndores, our final camp. On September 21 Rivera and I climbed directly to the summit (6960 meters, 22,835 feet) in twelve hours. The others who participated were Miguel Sepúlveda, Ludwig Wulf, Elton, Ingunza, Martínez, Peña and Middleton.

Gastón Oyarzún, Federación de Andinismo de Chile

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