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Loughborough Students Andes

Part I: July-August 1989. This eight-member team from Loughborough spent six weeks in Bolivia, climbing in the Cordillera Apolobamba where they made the first British ascent and traverse of Huelancalloc (5,836m), the third British ascent by the W ridge of Cololo, and first ascents of 10 other summits, including Mita (5,500m), three unnamed peaks of 5,375m, 5,370m and 5,305m, and the second ascent of Iscacuchy (5,650m).

Part 2 : October-November 1989. Four members from Loughborough continued to the Torres del Paine National Park region in Chile to make a successful first ascent of the NW face/N ridge of the Cerro Negro (2,100m) on the N ridge of the Paine Grande, a new route on the Trident, and repeated the S ridge on the formidable Torre Norte.

July - November 1989

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