Peak(s):  Chopicalqui - 20,817 feet
Pisco - 18,897 feet
Huascaran Sur - 22,205 feet
Post Date:  07/31/2012
Date Climbed:   07/15/2012
Posted By:  astrobassman

 Peruvian Andes Expedition 2012  

A few of us from, including Boggy B, rpb13, and myself headed down to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru for a few weeks of climbing in July 2012. Here is a link to the TR:

Peruvian Andes Expedition 2012


  • Comments or Questions
I Man

08/01/2012 03:28
There's no link provided

EDIT: What a great TR with some amazing photos. This was very informative at the perfect time


from beer gut to seasoned mountaineer
08/01/2012 04:10
Sounds like a hell of a trip. Huascaran will still be there I imagine. Always nice to end a trip in style too. Sounds like a lot of logistics and you guys pulled it off well. Bravo.


The best part
08/01/2012 04:12
Was wondering what in the hell was all over that pack laying on the ground... then reading that it was donkey shit. HAAHA! what a day that must've been!


08/01/2012 15:11
This is sweet. Sounds like quite the trip. I've been fascinated with the Huaraz area for awhile - a few research projects on the hazards you mentioned - and I hope to get out there within the next few years. Great job, all.


08/01/2012 16:03


Been waiting for this one!
08/01/2012 17:16
Thanks for putting this report together, Colin. Way to roll with the logistical punches and congrats on the summits!


Thanks for all the nice comments
08/01/2012 18:23
Hopefully I'll get out with some of you guys in the Colorado hills this year.

Ridge runner

Congrats on some great peaks
08/01/2012 20:51
The South American peaks seem to be your go-to mountains, and they definitely look like they are worth it. I remember your red hat getting chewed on by marmots on Little Bear. That seems so long ago now. I also can't help but notice that you seem to be stalked by a lot of fat Ohio State cheerleaders (I believe one followed you up N. Maroon too). Glad to hear you are finally done with school; I just finished up as well. We'll have to get back out soon and catch up.


08/01/2012 21:45
I have a Peruvian friend that has climbed Huascaran. He fell and had a near death experience on the way down. It is a tough mountain. Great pictures and congrats on your incredible accomplishments!


08/03/2012 22:41
Man, what a trip! Gringo surcharges, a breastfeeding baby and a fat porter named Jesus -- it had it all. Your TRs always make me laugh. And your photos are amazing, especially the avalanche shot. Well done.

Chicago Transplant

Good stuff!
08/06/2012 15:30
We were talking about your trip when we were in the Weminuche, looks like you had a great time in Peru!


08/06/2012 15:36
Top Notch Colin! You do an incredible job of balancing the local culture with your international adventures. Looks like you guys had a great time.

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