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Chopicalqui revisited

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Object Title: Chopicalqui revisited

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Created/Edited: Dec 20, 2012 / Dec 20, 2012

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Second chance

It was down to the final week of my long Peruvian vacation when I met up with Mark, a Scottish climber. He had climbed Alpamayo and QUitaraju, I was fresh from Huascarán Sur.
We talked a bit and pretty quickly settled on Chopicalqui. A few weeks earlier I had already been there with a local guide, but recent snow had wiped out the route on that occasion, and we wasted a lot of time to find it again - so much so, that we decided to turn back. Unfortunately, we didn't bring enough food to scout part of the route and climb it the next day, so that was it.

Normally, Chopicalqui requires four days, but to improve our chances, we brought food for six. As that made our bags rather heavy, we hired two porters to carry our stuff. Although the start was a bit delayed, everything worked out perfectly after that, and after summiting early on the third day, we were back in the town of Yungay in time for dinner.

Images


A dangerous traverse high on Chopicalqui

A dangerous traverse high on Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui summit pyramid

Chopicalqui summit pyramid

Chopicalqui summit pyramid

Chopicalqui summit pyramid

Looking down the north ridge of Chopicalqui

Looking down the north ridge of Chopicalqui

Mark going over the edge on Chopicalqui

Mark going over the edge on Chopicalqui

Huascarán Norte from Chopicalqui

Huascarán Norte from Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui disappearing

Chopicalqui disappearing

A sea of clouds streaming over the Cordillera Blanca

A sea of clouds streaming over the Cordillera Blanca

Huandoy from Chopicalqui high camp

Huandoy from Chopicalqui high camp

Cordillera Blanca panorama from Chopicalqui

Cordillera Blanca panorama from Chopicalqui

Huascarán Sur and Norte from the summit of Chopicalqui

Huascarán Sur and Norte from the summit of Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui

Mark enjoying the views on Chopicalqui

Mark enjoying the views on Chopicalqui

A closer look at the impassable icefall near Chopicalqui moraine camp

A closer look at the impassable icefall near Chopicalqui moraine camp

Clouds on the NE ridge of Huascarán Sur

Clouds on the NE ridge of Huascarán Sur


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