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Huascaran Norte Peru: Tomas Franchini and his brother Silvestro ascending the highest mountain in the country
Photo by archivio Franchini
Huascaran Norte Peru: Tomas Franchini and his brother Silvestro ascending the highest mountain in the country
Photo by archivio Franchini
Silvestro Franchini and Tomas Franchini after having climbed Huascarán Norte
Photo by archivio Franchini

Huascarán Norte in Peru climbed by Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini

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The Italian alpine guides Silvestro Franchini and his brother Tomas Franchini have climbed Huascarán Norte, the highest mountain in Peru, as part of their Los Picos 6500 project which aims to climb the 16 highest peaks of the South American Andes.

After having climbed 13 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes with Franco Nicolini in just 43 days last spring and after the planned stop in April, Tomas and Silvestro Franchini recently returned to South America where they made a whirlwind ascent of Huascaran Norte 6,654 m. This time the duo travelled to Peru without Nicolini, who remained in the Brenta Dolomites to run his mountain hut, Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti.

Tomas and Silvestro reached Huaraz on 12 September and, as per usual, didn’t waste a second. On 13 September they reached the hut at 4700 meters, but given the time of year it was closed. On the 14th they established Camp 1 at 5400 meters and the next day they reached the top of the highest mountain in Peru. The two were completely alone on the mountain, followed no tracks whatsoever and summited a mere four days after their arrival.

Since the brothers had already climbed Huascaran Sur in 2015, in order to complete the project they need to climb just one more mountain, the most technical of all, Yerupaja. Departure? The day after tomorrow.

1. Aconcagua 6965 m
2. Volcan Tupungato 6570 m
3. Mercedario 6701 m
4. Cerro Bonete 6759 m
5. Nevado Pissis 6795 m
6. Incahuasi 6621 m
7. Ojos del Salado 6893 m
8. Volcán Nacimientos - Walther Penck 6658 m
9. El Muerto 6505 m
10. Tres Cruces Sur 6748 m
11. Tres Cruces Central 6629 m
12. Llullaillaco 6739 m
13. Nevado Sajama 6542 m

14. Huascaran Sur 6768 m (2015)
15. Huascaran Norte 6,654 m (Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini 15/09/2018)
16. Yerupaja 6617 m

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