Legendary Japanese mountaineer Yasushi Yamanoi, with Masanobu Noda, has climbed two technically demanding routes in Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash, a first and second ascent.
After acclimatizing in the Cordillera Blanca with an ascent of the southwest face of Piramide de Garcilaso (5,885m), the pair travelled quickly by local buses to the village of Cajatambo at the southern end of the Huayhuash.
From there they walked up the east side to the unclimbed southeast face of Puscanturpa Este (5,410m). The route was named Qiumplirgun Swerminganta, graded ED3, UIAA VII, M5+ and A1.
Find the full report here:
World Cup Lead Round in Imst
1. Mina Markovic SLO - Sachi Amma JPN
2. Momoka Oda JPN - Jakob Schubert AUT
3. Jain Kim KOR - Ramon J Puigblanque ESP
Makovic and Amma won the World Cup in 2012 and they are also in the lead this year as they were both #2 in the first competition.
Complete results here:
Two New Routes on Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash - EpicTV Climbing Daily
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