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Edinburgh University MC Bolivia

This team had plans to climb in several different areas of Bolivia during their three month stay. However, at the end of their first week in Condoriri, during which a number of existing routes had been climbed, the leader was hit by rockfall on 'the scree slope from hell' approach to Cabeza de Condor, and sustained a fractured skull. After an operation and two weeks in hospital in La Paz, he and Johnson flew back to Britain. Of the depleted group, Aspinall joined an 'Azimut Explorer' group whilst Marsham advertised for new companions, with whom he visited the Cordillera Apolobamba, the Illampu Massif and Araca Quimsa Cruz, climbing a number of routes, some possibly new. We wish Mark Crampton a full and speedy recovery.

June - September 1999
Mark Crampton with Luke Aspinall, Toby Johnson and John Marsham

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