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THE CONQUEST OF FITZROY Azema, Terray, Magnone 1957 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Azema, M.A.
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New Jersey, 1957, 1st edition. 237 pp, b/w plates. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has two chips along the bottom, one up top. Book and DJ are very clean, no writing, Fine overall.

Story of the first ascent of this legendary Patagonian peak in 1952 by the two great climbers, Guido Magnone and Lionel Terray.

This climb and this book are the first time the climbing world was introduced to the magic peaks of Patagonia. Sixteen years later Yvon Chouinard and three friends did the third ascent, and put up a route on the Southwest Ridge called The Californian Route.  After that, it was standing room only.

Fitzroy is still in the News:

In 2014 Between 12 and 16 February, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent of the much discussed "Fitz Traverse," climbing across the iconic ridge-line of Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite peaks in southern Patagonia. The route is 5 kilometers long and has approximately 4000 meters of vertical elevation, with routes ranging in difficulty up to 5.11d.

Wikipedia: Mount Fitzroy, also know as Cerro Chaltn

Cerro Chaltn, also known as Cerro Fitzroy or Monte Fitzroy, is a mountain ('cerro') OF 3,375 metres (11,073 ft) located near the El Chaltn village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It has been agreed by the two countries that the international border detours eastwards to pass over the main summit, but a large part of the border to the south of the summit, as far as Cerro Muralln remains undefined.

The name Chaltn comes from a Tehuelche (Aonikenk) word meaning 'smoking mountain,' due to a cloud that usually forms in the top of the mountain, and it was considered sacred by them. The alternate name 'Fitz Roy' comes from Robert FitzRoy who explored some of the area in 1834. The mountain is the symbol of the Argentinian Santa Cruz Province, which includes its representation on its coat of arms.

Perito Francisco Moreno named it Fitzroy in 1877, after the Beagle's captain Robert FitzRoy. It was first climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone in 1952.

The mountain has a reputation of being 'ultimate,' despite its average height (although being the highest peak in the Los Glaciares park, it is less than half the Himalayan giants), because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally inclement and treacherous. It also attracts many photographers thanks to its other worldly shape.

The area, while still fairly inaccessible, was even more isolated until the recent development of El Chalten village and El Calafate International Airport. The mountain climb, however, remains extremely difficult and is the preserve of very experienced climbers. Today, when a hundred people may summit Mount Everest in a single day, Cerro Chaltn may only be successfully ascended once a year.
 


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