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Huascarán from all angles

 
Huascarán from all angles

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Created/Edited: Dec 21, 2011 / Dec 10, 2012

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Two big ones

From June to August 2011, I spent quite some time in the Cordillera Blanca. Now, I wouldn't say I'm a highpointer, but I can't help but read about, and then look at the highest peaks around whenever I'm in a particular mountain range. And, as one thing leads to another, after looking at a mountain, often I want to climb it.

In the Cordillera Blanca, the two highest are Huascarán Sur (6746m) and Huascarán Norte (6655m). They can be climbed from the same high camp, just below the col that separates them. The col is 6010m, but it's very exposed and windy, so it's better to camp a bit lower. Almost all climbers on Huascarán only aim to climb Sur, but I figured, why not try to climb both? If the conditions are good, that should take just one additional day!
As it turned out, on the first attempt, I only climbed Norte. I had to come back for Sur. Consequently, it wasn't just one more additional day, more like one additional week. But, on the up side, I got to see and enjoy it twice as long.

Here is a collection of photos from the two peaks; some from these two intimate encounters, others from the trails and mountains further afield. Have fun!

Images


Alpenglow on Huascarán Norte

Alpenglow on Huascarán Norte

Early morning on Huascarán Sur and Norte

Early morning on Huascarán Sur and Norte

Huascarán Norte from high on Huascarán Sur

Huascarán Norte from high on Huascarán Sur

Alpine flowers

Alpine flowers

View of the Cordillera Blanca

View of the Cordillera Blanca

Eric on the trail to Yanapaccha

Eric on the trail to Yanapaccha

The north face of Huascarán Norte

The north face of Huascarán Norte

Sunset over the Cordillera Negra

Sunset over the Cordillera Negra

Huascarán Norte from Chopicalqui

Huascarán Norte from Chopicalqui

N face of Huascarán Norte

N face of Huascarán Norte

Huascarán Sur

Huascarán Sur

Huascarán from the southwest

Huascarán from the southwest

Huascarán Sur and Norte from the NE

Huascarán Sur and Norte from the NE

Sunrise on Huascarán Norte

Sunrise on Huascarán Norte

Chopicalqui, Huascarán Sur and Huascarán Norte from the summit of Yanapaccha

Chopicalqui, Huascarán Sur and Huascarán Norte from the summit of Yanapaccha


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lsheenBeautiful album...

lsheen

Voted 8/10

...of some impressive peaks.

Well done, and thanks for sharing!

Big Lew
Posted Dec 22, 2011 12:16 pm

rggRe: Beautiful album...

rgg

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Thanks Lew.
Posted Dec 9, 2012 8:00 am

SenadR....

SenadR

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Amazing landscape! Well documented!
Posted Dec 22, 2011 5:02 pm

rggRe: ....

rgg

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Yes, it is; this is my favorite mountain range so far - but I have to admit there is a lot more I haven't seen yet. Cheers, Rob
Posted Dec 9, 2012 8:01 am

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