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labangRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: September 2, 2004  Sucess!


Great hike and the highest I have ever been. We left the lowest camp (lots of graffiti but nice) at 2 am and made it to the top by 8am with a slow pace. It´s a good idea to get an early start because there are often afternoon storms. By the time we got down the upper mountain was covered in what looked like a pretty thick layer of snow. Trekking poles really helped for all of the sand and the little bit of scrambling. We had a great time.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 5:10 pm

EngendradodelayucaRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


Bastante frio y poca agua
Posted Apr 19, 2004 7:34 pm

RockhopperRoute Climbed: Aguada Blanca Date Climbed: october 6-7, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed Misti together with my wife Astrid and my friends Patrick and Monique. Carlos Zarate, the son of Carlos Misti Zarate (owner of Zarate Aventuras) was our guide.

Pat stayed in the camp (at 4800 m) because he was not feeling well. The rest of us made it to the summit. Technically an easy walk, but the scree costs a lot of energy (two steps up, sliding one step down). Running down is fun (but you need a shower afterwards). There was no snow, so we didn't need any climbing equipment.

After a week of acclimatisation this was a good first climb to prepare for my ascents in the next two weeks (Chachani, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo).
Posted Oct 22, 2003 3:36 am

PeppeakRoute Climbed: Traditional Date Climbed: 1-2 July 2002  Sucess!


Nice and easy climb and a perfect way for beginners to feel what it's like above 5000. If you with a guide I can recommend Zarate, who is one of the well-know guides.

No crampons needed but I would bring an Icepick wich we didn't
Posted Oct 29, 2002 1:53 am

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