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INTRODUCTION Using this guidebook - times, names, heights, grades etc. Where to go and when to climb General advice for travel to the Andes Planning a mountaineering expedition Climbing conditions and hazards Equipment Tips for High Altitude Expeditions Environmental Impact Ski Mountaineering VENEZUELA Merida Sierra de la Culata Sierra Nevada COLOMBIA Bogota Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Los Nevados and Nevado Huila ECUADOR Quito The Volcanoes NORTHERN PERU Huaraz Northern Cordillera Blanca including Alpamayo Central Cordillera Blanca including Huascaran Southern Cordillera Blanca and Huantsan Cordillera Huayhuash Cordillera Raura Lima Central Peruvian Cordilleras Cordilleras Huaytapallana and Huagaruncho Minor ranges, Cordilleras Chonta, Huanzo and Sara Sara SOUTHERN PERU Cuzco Cordilleras Vilcabamba and Urubamba Cordillera Vilcanota Minor ranges, Cordilleras La Raya, Carabaya and Aricoma Peruvian Cordillera Apolobamba BOLIVIA La Paz Bolivian Cordillera Apolobamba Cordillera Real Cordillera Quimsa Cruz Cordillera Lipez CORDILLERA OCCIDENTAL Arequipa area (Peru) Sajama area (Chile and Bolivia) Calama area (Chile) PUNA DE ATACAMA Calama area (Chile) Salta area (Argentina) Ojos del Salado area (Chile and Argentina) Pissis and Bonete area (Argentina) THE HIGH ANDES Agua Negra area (Chile and Argentina) Mercedario area (Argentina) Mendoza and Aconcagua area (Argentina) Santiago and Tupungato area (Chile) Maipo, Sosneado and Tinguiririca MAULE AND THE LAKES DISTRICT Maule, Domuyo and Chillan La Araucania The Andean Lakes Distirct PATAGONIA CHILE & ARGENTINA Chaiten and Aisen The North Patagonian Ice-cap and San Lorenzo Southern Patagonia - Fitzroy and Cerro Torre Paine massif Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego APPENDICES 6000m peaks of the Andes Subsidiary 6000m peaks Historical Notes The Inca Mountaineers Abbreviations Geographical Glossary - 5 languageMountaineers Vocabulary - 5 language Bibliography Journal, Magazine and Online References Acknowledgements and Photo Credits

About the Author

The author, John Biggar, is a world renowned expert on climbing in the Andes. He has been climbing and skiing in the Andes for 25 years and in that time has run more than seventy mountaineering, trekking and skiing expeditions and has made ascents of over 300 peaks higher than 5000m.

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