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Aguja Saint Exupery


The Aguja Saint Exupery is a mountain spear ('aguja') located near the Cerro Chalten in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, Argentina.

The mountain is named in memory of Antoine de Saint Exupery, the French writer and aviator who was director of the Aeroposta Argentina Company and pioneered postal flights in the Patagonia region between 1929 and 1931.

The Aguja Saint Exupery is not as impressive as its taller neighbors Cerro Chalten and the striking Cerro Torre, but due to the length of its climbing routes and the extreme weather conditions of the southern Andes, it shares the same big wall reputation as most Patagonian peaks. The Aguja Saint Exupery was first climbed in February 23, 1968 by Silvia Metzeltin, Gino Buscaini, Lino Condot, Walter Romano & Silvano Sinigo, an Italian team of climbers who opened a route on its East Pillar.

References

Kearney, Alan, 1993. Mountaineering in Patagonia. Seattle USA: Cloudcap.

External links

Aguja Saint Exupery at SummitPost Climbing Site

Aguja Saint Exupery at Climb and More

Aguja Saint Exupery at Peakware

Expe Climbing Site (French)

Climbing Site (Spanish)

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