An early climb in the Cordillera Blanca Peru


Mark Udall on the summit ridge.


Udall after the bivouac and descent
don Frank (Coffey) at the end of the day

Early ascent (1978) of the North Face of Nevado San Juan (19,200feet) in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. Primitive ice tools and double leather climbing boots (fucking heavy). We bivouacked in a crevasse on the summit ridge.

crédito total, don Frank Coffey

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