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UK Peru 1997 - Cordillera Central

The Cordillera Central is a little-visited area of Peru, 100km E of Lima, with a number of spiky peaks. This team found that there had been a considerable reduction in glaciation since the maps were drawn in 1969, with some 50% reduction in snow and ice cover. They succeeded in making first British ascents of three mountains: Quepala, 5,422m, Padrecaca 5,362m (by two routes) and also Nevado Ticilla, 5,897m.

July - August 1997
Paul Hudson with Pamela Caswell, Ken Findlay, Stuart Gallagher, Peter Holden, Ken Mosley, Christopher Woodall and David Wynne-Jones