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Page Type: Album

Object Title: Siula Grande

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Informational, Scenery

 

Page By: Josh Lewis

Created/Edited: Jan 18, 2011 / Jul 8, 2013

Object ID: 692714

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Page Score: 81.18% - 13 Votes 

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Siula Grande

This album is dedicated to the peak named Siula Grande which if you have any photos of this mountain, please add them.

Siula Grande
Siula Grande's East Face

Siula Grande was first climbed July 28, 1936 by Erwin Schneider and Arnold Awerzger and has not seen that many ascents ever since. In 1985 Joe Simpson and his partner Simon Yates climbed the West face which Joe had a bad accident which became an epic struggle for survival and a great story called "Touching the Void" which goes down as one of my favorite climbing stories. Click here to see a sample of the movie. Since then Siula Grande gained a lot of fame and a few more ascents were made. The West face has been climbed two more times, once by Carlos Buhler.
West Face of Siula Grande
Siula Grande's West Face

The South Face to this day is said to be unclimbed which it becomes quite obvious when looking at the photo of it why.
South Face of Siula Grande
South Face of Siula Grande

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KoenVlWest Face

KoenVl

Voted 10/10

After Carlos Buhler the West Face of Siula Grande has been climbed one more time in 2002, by the Dutch Rogier van Rijn en Eva Oomen.
It's nice to see an album of Siula Grande, it's a pitty there is no mountain page of such a beautiful mountain!
Cheers,
Koen.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 4:41 am

Josh LewisRe: West Face

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Thanks Koen! I updated the album, I created this album in pretty much knowing that no one would make it, or at least not for many years. The mountain is not taken for good reasoning, few ascents are made, and I doubt anyone on sp has climbed it, and if anyone here has, there propably one of those climbers who are too busy climbing or with there daily life. I was impressed to see here on sp the mountain Yerupaja which is right next to Siula Grande. Also this album was made to encourage people who have photos of this mountain to post them. As for the link to Carlos Buhler's photo, I got permission directly from him to do so.
Cheers Josh Lewis.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 11:25 am

TangemanRe: West Face

Tangeman

Hasn't voted

When'd you go here Josh?
Posted Jun 20, 2011 2:07 pm

Josh LewisRe: West Face

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

I've never stepped outside North American in my life! But I certainly plan on visiting South America. I created this album because of my fascination with Siula Grande. And when looking around I have not found any other collection of photos for this mountain here on sp.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 2:54 pm

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