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British Siula Chico 1998

The Cordillera Huayhuash of Peru is an area that has been avoided over recent years because of terrorist activities. This strong team, hoping to climb the W Buttress of Siula Chico, 6,080m, found that the snow/ice line had retreated dramatically during this time, producing extreme danger from rockfall and massive ice brackets. Nevertheless, they climbed ten pitches up to Scottish VI before deciding that objective dangers were too great, and justified a retreat.

May - June 1998
Mick Fowler with Mike Morrison, Dave Walker and Simon Yates

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