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Anglo-Scottish Vilcanota

Although this team experienced 'the best weather ever seen in big mountains' during the time they were in the area, their activities were largely dictated by an unseasonably heavy fall of snow that had occurred during June - even down to the streets of Cusco. As a result, they had to abandon their original objectives - first ascents of several peaks from the sunless SSW - due to the dangerous conditions. However, they did manage to achieve first ascents of Nevado Ichu Anante (c5,720m) by its south flank/east ridge (AD), Ninaparaco (c5,930m), Jatunhuma North East (c5,930m) by its north face (TD) and the 'Scottish' West Spur of its west summit (c5,760m) (Scottish IV/V), although deep snow prevented them from actually reaching the summit.

July - August 2004
Dave Wilkinson with Geoff Cohen, Steve Kennedy and Des Rubens

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