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Northwest ridge route

Northwest ridge route

Northwest ridge route

Page Type: Route

Location: Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, South America

Object Title: Northwest ridge route

Route Type: Snow/glacier climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: AD-, 50 degrees, 300 m

Route Quality: 
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Page By: JXM

Created/Edited: Jan 10, 2003 / Dec 10, 2003

Object ID: 157570

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From Valle Macara scramble to the col Collado Inglés where the climb starts.

Route Description

Follow the NW ridge on the way to the summit, staying on the snow. Climb a pitch of 50 degrees ice just below the summit. Perfect snow and ice conditions.

Essential Gear

Crampons and two ice axes are necessary. At least two snow stakes and two ice screws per ropeteam is recommended (depending on your skill and self confidence).

Miscellaneous Info

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