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Scottish Peruvian Andes Expedition 1976

The S.P.A.E. 1976 was a four man light-weight expedition to the Huayanay Group of the Cordillera Vilcabamba of Southern Peru. This relatively unexplored cluster of mainly virgin peaks lies to the South of the Rio Urubamba and some 20km east of Salcantay.

This venture followed the current trend towards small compact expeditions taking an Alpine approach to climbing
in big mountains in the Andes, Himalayas and elsewhere.
As well as being more esthetically pleasing, this style of expedition has the practical advantage of allowing all our equipment to be carried as flight baggage (44 lbs/person), hence avoiding potential difficulties with customs.

1976
J Wilson with M Papworth, G Willoughby, R Lindsay and A McLeish

Other expeditions nearby