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Encyclopedia > Siula Grande
Siula Grande
Elevation 6,344 m (20,814 ft)
Location Peru
Range Cordillera Huayhuash
Coordinates 10°17′S 76°53′WCoordinates: 10°17′S 76°53′W
First ascent 1936
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Siula Grande is a mountain in the Cordillera Huayhuash, in the Peruvian Andes. It is 6344 m high. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Jahuacocha lake at 4070 m asl. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Jahuacocha lake at 4070 m asl. ... This article is about the mountain system in South America. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 1 km and 10 km (103 and 104 m). ...


It was made famous by the book Touching the Void by Joe Simpson, about an ascent and subsequent harrowing descent of the mountain by him and Simon Yates in 1985. The book was made into a film of the same title in 2003. Although they ascended the West face, and thereby became the first to reach the summit by that route, they chose the North Ridge (first descended in 1936 by a German team) for their descent, which was made almost impossible by horrible weather. All subsequent climbers have avoided the ridge and rappelled back down the face. Touching the Void is a book by Joe Simpson recounting the true story of Simpsons and Simon Yates disastrous and near fatal attempt to climb the 6,344 metre (20,813 foot) Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. ... Joe Simpson (born 13 August 1960) is a mountaineer and author. ... Simon Yates (born 1963) is a British mountaineer made famous by the book Touching the Void by Joe Simpson, about a successful but disastrous attempt by him and the author to climb the West Face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, in 1985. ... This article is about the year. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In British English, abseiling (from the German abseilen, to rope down) is the process of descending on a fixed rope. ...


This is a partial list of first ascents by new routes made.

  • 1936 North Ridge by two Germans
  • 1985 West Face by Joe Simpson and Simon Yates
  • 1999 Peru West Face Touching The Void (new route) by Carlos Buhler. (Buhler's route followed the Yates/Simpson route for much of the ascent, and Buhler christened it "Avoiding The Touch")
  • 2001 July 17 Noches de "Juerga", WEST FACE OF SIULA GRANDE
  • 2002 July 3 Northeast Face, Los Rapidos by two Slovenians - Marjan Kovac and Pavle Kozjek [1][2]
  • 2002 August Mammut Tracks, west face, by Rogier van Rijn and Eva Oomen

1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

References

  1. ^ Pavle Kojzek. Climbing Notes : Siula Grande. alpinist.com. Archived from the original on 2006-01-04.
  2. ^ Nueva ruta en la pared noreste del Siula Grande (Spanish). Vertimania (2002). Retrieved on 2007-03-21.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Information about Siula Grande. andes.org.uk. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.

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Siula Grande - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Siula Grande is a mountain in the Cordillera Huayhuash, in the Peruvian Andes.
It was made famous by the book Touching the Void by Joe Simpson, about an ascent and subsequent harrowing descent of the mountain by him and Simon Yates in 1985.
2001 July 17 Noches de "Juerga", WEST FACE OF SIULA GRANDE
BBC - Tyne Films - Touching the Void (702 words)
The film was shot on location in the Alps and the Andes including Siula Grande in Peru, the mountain where the original climb actually happened.
Shooting on Siula Grande was a huge challenge - it's an unforgiving environment with the risk of frostbite, altitude sickness and hypothermia.
"Siula Grande is 21,000 feet high and I suppose we were working at around the 18,500 feet mark.
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