Three New Routes in Central Range of Peru
Photos by Sophie Denis and Beto Pinto - The French-Peruvian team of Sophie Denis and Beto Pinto opened three new routes in the Central Range in Peru, located in Limas Region, in a single push. In a week, the team climbed the north face of Suiricocha (5,495 m, nine pitches). Then they climbed the west face of Manon Dos (5,500 m, three pitche). This was a very sensitive face to climb, mainly due to the poor snow conditions with higher risks of avalanches. They finished their expedition by climbing the west face of Vicunita (5,538 m, seven pitches). The new direct lines offer mixed walls and multi-pitches technical faces.