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Icy Summit Pyramid of Chopicalqui
The icy summit pyramid of Chopicalqui, in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, emerging from storm clouds after our descent from the peak. No views from the top, but spectacular scenery as the storm cleared out. By Howie Silleck, July 9, 2007.

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flowWOOOW!!!

flow

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this looks great!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 1:07 pm

hhsilleckRe: WOOOW!!!

hhsilleck

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Thanks Flow - it was an incredible view!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 1:33 pm

DebTotally Sick!

Deb

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Can't believe this is real! Where the hell do you start climbing it?!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 1:47 pm

hhsilleckRe: Totally Sick!

hhsilleck

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Hi Deb - it's real! The route traverses a steep (80 degree) slope to the right beneath the face to gain a 55 degree snow/ice slope to the summit. Lots of fun, except for the miserable weather!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 1:50 pm

badylbeautiful!!

badyl

Voted 10/10

absolutely stunning!!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:06 pm

hhsilleckRe: beautiful!!

hhsilleck

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Thanks for the kind words Badyl!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:36 pm

klwagarIncredible

klwagar

Voted 10/10

What a beautiful photo!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:13 pm

hhsilleckRe: Incredible

hhsilleck

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Thanks Klwagar!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:39 pm

ganesh70Simply fantastic!

ganesh70

Voted 10/10

Photo of the week?
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:16 pm

hhsilleckRe: Simply fantastic!

hhsilleck

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Thanks Ganesh for the compliments!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 5:45 pm

Tomek LodowyIncredible!

Voted 10/10

what a scenery !
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:24 pm

hhsilleckRe: Incredible!

hhsilleck

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Thank you Tomek - it is a beautiful peak.
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 5:45 pm

AndinoA perfect...

Andino

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ice & snow cathedral !
Brilliant atmosphere & shot.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 4:11 pm

hhsilleckRe: A perfect...

hhsilleck

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Thanks Myzantrope - the summit looked like a icy floating castle as it emerged from the clouds - pretty neat!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 6:30 pm

Anya JingleAmazing!

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

This is one of the most unique pictures I have seen here. It looks so surreal.
Great photo!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 6:37 pm

hhsilleckRe: Amazing!

hhsilleck

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Thanks for the kind words Anya!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 30, 2007 7:19 pm

hhsilleckRe: great image!!

hhsilleck

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Thanks Tazz!
Cheers,
Howie
Posted Jul 31, 2007 10:03 am

MichaelJIs that the normal route?

MichaelJ

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Nice pic. Did you climb the SW Ridge?
Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:56 am

hhsilleckRe: Is that the normal route?

hhsilleck

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Thanks! We did climb the normal SW ridge route - it finishes by traversing below the steep wall of this pyramid to gain the final ridge on the right. It was an adventure in the storm - I'll have a trip report up momentarily.
Thanks,
Howie
Posted Jul 31, 2007 10:08 am

BalletBoyThis is spectacular

BalletBoy

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I leave this Friday 8/3 for Peru to climb Huascara Sur amongst others. I can't wait to see this beautiful terrain. Nice Photo!!
Posted Jul 31, 2007 2:58 am

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hhsilleckSubmitted by hhsilleck
on Jul 30, 2007 1:05 pm

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Lat/Lon: 8.93330°N / 77.70000°E
Object Title: Icy Summit Pyramid of Chopicalqui

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery