French climbers Frederic Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet, Helias Millerioux and Robin Revest climbed Looking for the Void, a mixed route up the West face of Siula Chico in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru, during mid-may.
Siula Chicois 6,265 m and is the sub-peak to Siula Grande. The West Face was first climbed in 2007 and the recent ascent of the new Looking for the Void is only one of a handful ascents of the peak.
The new 900 m route climbs a direct line up the West Face. It took 20 days to acclimatize. The climbed the route in alpine style from May 16 to 20. They graded the route M7, WI6R.
Touching the Void is the true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.