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THE BUTCHER: THE ASCENT OF YERUPAJA John Sack 1952 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By Sack, John
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New York, 1952, 1st edition. 213 pp, 17 b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket may be very chipped. Very Good.

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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