Skipping acclimatizationA few days earlier, Jaymie had sent me a message. He wished to climb Urus, Ishinca and Tocclaraju, two easy and one not so easy mountain in the popular Ishinca valley.
He wanted to make the most of his time in Peru, and so we decided to head out the day after his arrival. I was a bit apprehensive at first, but he said he had been active in the mountains in Alaska, so he would already be acclimatized to some degree, so we went out.
PreparationsOn the first day, we hiked to the refugio.
The second day we climbed Urus Este.
As all was going well, so we skipped Ishinca and went to Tocclaraju high camp one day earlier than planned. Although lower than Urus Este, the altitude finally caught up with Jaymie. Nothing serious, but he couldn't do much the next day. He rested in camp, while I went out and explored the route to the NW-ridge which we wanted to climb. It was a glorious day to be up there!
Tocllaraju summit dayNeither of us heard the alarm of my watch, so we woke up much later the next day. Not a problem, as the weather was still beautiful, and starting after sunrise meant it wasn't very cold anymore.
We made good time on our way to the summit, and descended all the way to the refugio the same day. Got there shortly after nightfall. An excellent climb!
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