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The Irish Andean Expedition

7 climbers, led by Calvin Torrans, visited the wall of peaks on the S side of the Santa Cruz valley in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, with the particular objective of the 3 peaks of Nevado Caraz. One pair succeeded on the N face of Caraz II; another attempted Caraz III, but after reaching the summit of Artesonraju one of the party, Tom Hand, slipped on the steep ice slope over the NE face. Two days' search of the crevasses below failed to reveal the body of the lost climber.

June 1980
Calvin Torrans, Emmett Goulding, Tom Hand, Tom Irving, Joss Lynam, Harry O'Brien, Clare Sheridan and Dermot Somers

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