Route Climbed: Diretissima ;-) Date Climbed: Mai 2000
Amazing but strenuous hike! Climbed with a couple fom the Netherlands. We set our high camp at 4.800m. After sunset there were amazing views on the sparkling lights of Arequipa two thousand meters below us. The night was freezing cold, and because of severe headache I couldn't sleep a minute.
But the next morning the headache was nearly gone and we reached the summit at about 13:00 under perfect weather conditions.
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Route Climbed: Aguada Blanca Date Climbed: october 6-7, 2003
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).