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THE ASCENT OF YERUPAJA [THE BUTCHER] Sack 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Sack, John
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London, 1954, 1st UK edition. 191 pp, 16 b/w photos. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Near Fine to Fine condition.

First ascent of the highest peak of the Cordillera Huayhuash in 1950. Yerupaja is a 21,769 foot (6635 meters) peak in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru, the second highest in that country.  This book recounts the first ascent by a group of seven college students, 5 from Harvard and 2 from Stanford.  The peak is known as El Carnicero (the Butcher) because of the  knife-edged sharpness of its summit ridge.  This is one of the most difficult Andean peaks.

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