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Chacraraju from the summit ridge of Yanapaccha
30 July 2011.

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Tomek Lodowyfantastic mountains

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

simply too impressive!

cheers,

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Nov 18, 2012 9:09 am

rggRe: fantastic mountains

rgg

Hasn't voted

I couldn't agree more! At 6108m, the western summit (the left one of the two high peaks) is not the highest one in the area, but that shape, and then those impossibly steep flutings; I couln't keep my eyes off of it!
Posted Nov 18, 2012 9:48 am

Silvia MazzaniWow!

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

A fantastic shot!
cheers
silvia
Posted Nov 18, 2012 1:15 pm

rggRe: Wow!

rgg

Hasn't voted

Thanks Silvia. Are you up for climbing this one ;-)?
Ciao, Rob
Posted Nov 19, 2012 10:41 am

Silvia MazzaniRe: Wow!

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

Ehe ehe, it's an ice-climbing classed ED! Maybe it's too much for me!
Posted Nov 19, 2012 12:03 pm

rggRe: Wow!

rgg

Hasn't voted

Yes, I know! I wasn't planning of climbing it myself either, but I thought that it would make a great picture if there was someone on it ;-)
Posted Nov 19, 2012 1:19 pm

Buz GroshongRe: Wow!

Buz Groshong

Voted 10/10

You do realize that about as many people have died on it as have summitted! Fantastic shot!
Posted Nov 27, 2012 9:37 am

rggRe: Wow!

rgg

Hasn't voted

I knew it's extremely difficult to climb as well as very dangerous, but had no idea it was that bad. I just figured that the danger would be so obvious that of the few that would actually go there, intending to attempt to climb it, most would be sensible enough to turn back before even starting. I mean, conditions have to be perfect in the first place, and even then, you still don't know how long that stuff above you will stick to the mountain ...
Posted Nov 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Buz GroshongRe: Wow!

Buz Groshong

Voted 10/10

I might have exaggerated it a bit. It is rarely climbed - I doubt anyone here on SP has climbed it. And there do seem to be a fair number of deaths on it - a couple in 2011, I believe.
Posted Dec 4, 2012 3:13 pm

EricChuA stunner!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

An absolutely magnificent shot of this magnificent mountain, Rob!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Nov 18, 2012 5:13 pm

rggRe: A stunner!

rgg

Hasn't voted

Thanks Eric. Tschüß, Rob
Posted Nov 19, 2012 10:58 am

selinunte01should be more

selinunte01

Voted 10/10

than POD!
Thanks for posting it, Michael
Posted Nov 19, 2012 9:51 am

rggRe: should be more

rgg

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the confidence. Tschüß, Rob
Posted Nov 19, 2012 10:57 am

Sierra Ledge RatMakes me nervous

Sierra Ledge Rat

Voted 10/10

Looking at the ridge....
Posted Nov 19, 2012 9:29 pm

rggRe: Makes me nervous

rgg

Hasn't voted

You mean the one on Chacraraju, right? I mean, the ridge in the foreground isn't very difficult.

As for Chacraraju, I would be very surprised if anyone has ever even tried to do a full traverse of the summit ridge. Both summits are climbed occasionally, and the normal routes, if you can call it that for something like this, are extremely difficult. There are routes that lead straight to the west or east summit, others go up the face and end by following part of the ridge to one of the summits. So, if anybody wants to set a new standard, traversing that ridge would be a great project for it!

By the way, when I googled Chracraraju, I came across this exciting and well written trip report. Now that makes me nervous too!
Posted Nov 20, 2012 7:50 am

anitawow

anita

Voted 10/10

amazing shot.. and no dogs in sight!
Posted Nov 21, 2012 5:35 pm

rggRe: wow

rgg

Hasn't voted

Woof! Woof Woof!

Translation: It's too steep for us dogs here.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 6:43 am

rggRe: wow

rgg

Hasn't voted

I belatedly realized that you might be referring to the small dark shape a bit further down on the ridge. That's not a dog though; it's a backpack. It really is too steep for a dog. We gained this ridge by climbing up the steep slope directly to the left of the backpack.
Posted Nov 29, 2012 5:24 am

ywardhornerSpectacular

ywardhorner

Voted 10/10

I'd like to print it off and hang it on the wall!
Posted Nov 28, 2012 2:31 pm

rggRe: Spectacular

rgg

Hasn't voted

Thanks. Cheers, Rob
Posted Nov 29, 2012 5:22 am

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