Oriol Barò and Marc Toralles on Huantsan Northeast corner

First Alpine-style repetition for the Catalan rope

19 July 2017
Oriol Barò and Marc Toralles performed the first Alpine-style repetition of the north-east corner of Huantsán, Cordillera Blanca mountain in Peru.

On the 4th and 9th of June of last June, the Catalan rope succeeded in the first repetition of the alpine style of the Huantsán corner N-E (6.395 m), opened in 1974.

This line spreads to 1700 meters in altitude to mainly climb snow and ice and is evaluable by ED +.

Prior to this repetition Huantsán, the Cordillera Blanca peak in the Andes, had not been climbed in the last 18 years, surely the glacier retraction process.

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