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August 2002 ascent of the NW...
August 2002 ascent of the NW ridge of Chopicalqui in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
Poor snow conditions had turned what was supposed to be a 3 day ascent into a 7 day near-epic on meager rations.

Photo taken by Stefan Griebel.

Climber in red jacket is Alan Doak.

More photos and trip report here:



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Martin CashHoly Shit!

Martin Cash

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Wow, great photo! That looks really intense. Reminds me of an article I read on Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan.
Posted Mar 22, 2005 7:33 pm

ScottVery scary


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How long did you have nightmares for after this one?
Posted Mar 22, 2005 10:26 pm

Martin CashRe: Very scary

Martin Cash

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Agreed. Did you the trip report on his website that he linked to? AWESOME!
Posted Mar 23, 2005 10:37 am

griebelRe: Very scary


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I still have nightmares! I'm sticking to rock climbing from now on...
Posted Apr 4, 2005 12:51 pm

Trevor SimmonsWOW

Trevor Simmons

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that's all I have to say!

Posted Mar 22, 2005 10:34 pm



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Talking Knife's Edge! How many thousands of feet were the dropoffs?
Posted Mar 22, 2005 10:47 pm

griebelRe: Wow!!!!


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I dunno, but it was a long way down! Check out the great photo of Chopicalqui from Pisco Basecamp (submitted by crevis), and you can see just how far down it is. My picture is along the knife-edge ridge leading up to the tiny, pointy sub-summit.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 12:50 pm

PeterCorneliusSpaethScary !


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Nothing less.

Posted Mar 23, 2005 12:45 am

Brad SniderLooks like another planet...

Brad Snider

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A fierce, cold planet, in a galaxy far, far away....
Posted Mar 23, 2005 1:32 am



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very atractive view on the snow ridge. Nice pictures on your website. I like picture #079.

Happy climb.
Posted Mar 23, 2005 12:12 pm



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How crazy that traverse is... my hat is off to you BIG TIME!
Posted Mar 31, 2005 3:32 pm



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this picture is awesome and beautiful .Very well done.
Posted Apr 10, 2005 12:34 am

Tomas KristoforyNightmarous!

Tomas Kristofory

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It reminds me the film Touching the void... Scary, horrendous, nightmarous... but great. Perfect shot and I´m happy you are alive after that climb! Cheers Tomas.
Posted Oct 18, 2006 9:17 am

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