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Chopicalqui

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Object Title: Chopicalqui

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery

 

Page By: rgg

Created/Edited: Apr 18, 2012 / Apr 18, 2012

Object ID: 786068

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Page Score: 75.81% - 6 Votes 

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Quick Planning

Finding climbing partners in Huaraz turned out to be relatively easy, but occasionally it meant waiting a few days.

Before meeting Lyngve, with whom I would try to climb the two Huascarán peaks, I had four days to spare. At first I thought I'd go for a hiking trip. In fact, I had already been shopping for it while I was still thinking about where to go. Somewhere in the southern Cordillera Blanca? Or the Cordillera Huayhuash perhaps? And then I reconsidered: why not have a go at something more serious? And so I walked into the office of a guiding agency in Huaraz, and an hour later it was all arranged: tomorrow morning a guide and porter would be waiting for me to head out to Chopicalqui!

Unfortunately, less than ideal weather kept us from the summit. But I learned enough about the mountain to come back without a guide later, and took some nice pictures along the way. Time well spent.

External Links

Galaxia Expeditions helped me put it all together very quickly and efficiently. I had popped in their office a few times before, making enquiries, so they already knew me.

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Silvia MazzaniNice pictures

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

...of the evergreen "Blanca"!
Thanks for sharing.
ciao
silvia mazzani
Posted Apr 18, 2012 10:44 am

rggRe: Nice pictures

rgg

Hasn't voted

Grazie, Silvia. You know, looking at these pictures makes me want to go back there! Won't be this year though, I've got other plans.
Ciao, Rob
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:05 am

Silvia MazzaniRe: Nice pictures

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

I'd been there in 2007 for the last time... i also hope to go back one day.
ciao
silvia
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:19 am

rggRe: Nice pictures

rgg

Hasn't voted

Excellent plan! And do you remember the Vilcanota? I think it would be great to attempt some of those steep and rarely climbed mountains, so if you can get it organized, how about making it a very long trip and visit both ranges?
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:35 am

Silvia MazzaniRe: Nice pictures

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

It's a good idea, it requires at least a month. This year i have a shortest holidays' period... so i also have got an other plan, but next year we can talk about this one!
cheers
silvia
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:46 am

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