Cerro San Lorenzo expedition, new route N-W-face
Posted by Nikman on Feb 8, 2007
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Partner Status: Will accept Partners
I would like to build up a strong team for a private expedition to find a direct way up the NW-face of Cerro San Lorenzo leading over "Hombro Norte" to the mainsummit.
Nobody ever did a direct line through this face or completed a route up upon one of those ridges, although such a line would lead to the summit on a much shorter route than the current normalroute (Agostini).
During my CSL-expedition in 2004/2005 I studied those ridges and I think there are some possibilities.
If anybody wants to give it a try: contact me! I can provide some more information about my idea, which I developed some years ago.
Actual status @ September 2007:
The expedition will take place. We are a team of two guys right now. My partner will be a German mountaineer, who's been living in Chile already for a while.
If you are interested, too... A bigger team might be a stronger team, so don't wait to contact me.
Update @ 22.12.2007:
My wife became seriously ill at the beginning of this week and had to go to hospital for surgery. There was no alternative but canceling the expedition, I organised for more than half a year now. I am very sorry for Steffen, who should have been my partner, but my family has priority over the mountains. Health can be a transient gift, mountains stay in place for a lifetime and won't be gone another day.
Maybe there will be another try.
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