Cordillera Blanca July/August

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Cordillera Blanca July/August

Post by DeclanKnies »

A research position of mine may end me up in Peru for 2 weeks later this summer. Is anyone down there who may want to hook up for an ascent of Huascaran, Alpamayo, or any other great mountains out there?

My experience on glaciers is somewhat limited (Two times on rainier), but I am comfortable with rope and rescue techniques.

Happy to receive any advice about these mountains this time of year, let me know!

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Re: Cordillera Blanca July/August

Post by I Man »

The CB is incredible, but my info is a decade old. Climate change has absolutely decimated the region. We topped out Alpamayo, Artesonraju (North Ridge) & Huascaran Sur (Standard). All the peaks were worthwhile and challenging. July is a great time to do. Those 3 peaks are a big step up from Rainier, but there are other peaks in the area that I understand to be "walk-ups." Peru is great in that it is low cost and the logistics are easy. Have a great time!
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Re: Cordillera Blanca July/August

Post by Scott P »

I can't go this year, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask or PM.

Also, consider visiting the Hyuayhuash. I'd consider it to be even more spectacular than the Blanca, but none of the big ones are easy.
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