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Update: last updated on 18/12/2011.

Aguja Bifida (ca. 2400m).


General description.

Most likely Luis Lliboutry was responsible for the naming of this peak. It appears in his maps already under this name. Bifida means divided into two parts, which is excatly how the tower looks like.

This is yet another seldom visited tower. Because of rock quality and height it deserves more attention than it receives.

Climbing history.

Swiss Paul Von Känel and Hans Peter Trachsel did the first ascent of the lower South summit in 1975. Swiss Pedro Luthi and Argentine Horacio Bresba did the first ascent of the higher North summit in 1989.

Although the climbing is far better than the Franco Argentine and Compressor routes combined, there have only been two ascents to the main summit to date, WTF?

Punta Filip.

This is a secondary summit to Aguja Bifida, located to the NW of the main summit. It was named by the first ascensionists, Silvo Karo and Rolando Garibotti, in honor of Janez Jeglic’s son, who was born sometime after his father’s death on Nuptse. Janez had visited Patagonia on many occasions and had climbed many difficult routes in the area.

It has two routes on it, one from the east, one from the west. The ascent from the west failed to reach the actual summit.


Perfil de Indio

Perfil de Indio is a small tower between the Aguja Standhardt and Aguja Bifida.

Photos (click to enlarge)


Aguja Bifida - northeast face


Aguja Bifida - southwest face



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Aguja Bifida y Punta FilipAguja Bifida - North summitEast and north face 1. Lüthi-Bresba 1.1 Gunnison Direct2. Espolon Noreste3. Bonapace-Dünser West face4. Hielo y Fuego
Aguja Bifida - South summitEast face and south ridge 5. Filo Sur 6. Cheoma7. Cogan
Aguja Bifida - NW summit - Punta FilipEast face 8. Amigos PerdidosWest face 9. Su Patagunia
Perfil de IndioNorth ridge 10. Filo Norte11. Rime Storm Cowboys

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