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attimountanother nice one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014


Went up by myself (not recommended), but there were many parties on the route.
Great vistas from the summit and such a pleasant trip when you do the loop.
Posted Jul 27, 2015 9:49 pm

viktor vaughngreat summit view
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

viktor vaughn

Very nice view from the summit.
July 2013 was very stable weatherwise in the Cordillera Blanca. Our team managed to climb Urus, Ichinca, Toclaraju (through the Bergshrund route), Huascaran Sul and Chopicalqui. We had to abandon halfway up the Pisco due to very bad weather.
Posted Jan 29, 2015 2:25 pm

Monster5summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


up SW, down NW. Rani looks nice
Posted Nov 9, 2014 6:22 pm



We did the traverse from a high camp near a little lake for acclimatization. Unfortunatelly this was the only peak we summited in the Cordillera Blanca.
Posted Aug 19, 2014 1:55 pm

VivyenneNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014


Easy night climb from base camp, full moon and clear skies, spectacular sunrise over Ranrapalca. Tiny summit, not helped by several large teams trying to stuff themselves all on the summit at the same time instead of waiting for others to descend. Beautiful views and an easy climb.
Posted Aug 15, 2014 12:40 pm

lutty11The Great Circumnavigation of Ishinca   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2014


Up NW down SW, made for a long morning. Climbed this in order to finalize acclimation and an attempt of Tocllaraju two days later!
Posted Jul 24, 2014 2:44 pm

mjp20kIce climbing at 5500m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Unusual conditions prompted scaling a 15 foot vertical ice wall on the far side of a summit bergschrund.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 9:06 pm

Ted EliasonUp the NW down the SW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Ted Eliason

Way easier than Pisco. Mt Hood with a 10 mile approach 7,000 feet higher up.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 5:33 pm

markthejockNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


Going by the expressions on peoples faces as they toiled up the slopes and we descended, the decision to camp at the lake (rather than do it from base camp) definitely appeared to be a good one. A night at around 5000m to prepare for Tocllaraju climb, great views of the mountain in evening light and having no-one else around (after the 40 or 50 tents of base camp) made this a very pleasant experience.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 1:28 pm

CissaUp SW down NW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2014


Not very good snow conditions, but a an interesting exercise for acclimatization. Moraine is endless.
Posted May 22, 2014 9:51 pm

FarmerNormalroute from Ishinca basecamp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


Nice walk
Posted Sep 8, 2013 1:07 pm

HumbertoStraight up the middle!!  Sucess!


The last couple of days of our vacation we decided to climb Ishinca AND use the Refugio. After a month of cooking outside and sleeping on the floor this was a treat!!
Original plan was to go up the SW ridge and back but as we reached the bergschrund we saw the possibility to quickly skirt down and around to the right. Super glad we did that. A much more technical route that had us popping up a gully just below the summit ridge.
From there is was an easy walk down the NW slopes in perfect weather. Up and down in less than 24 hrs was a bit quick. Next time I'll take the time to explore the many bouldering opportunities along the way.
Posted Jul 25, 2013 10:46 pm

JakeGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013


Climbed via normal route with Jacek R. Great conditions and really nice climb with steep snow finish to the summit. Perfect views! Highly recommended!
Posted Jun 24, 2013 3:54 pm

CalLeft side- easy moraine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013


Took the left side of the glacier from the Ishinca Lake refuge, which was easily accessed for lack of a difficult moraine (consider that most peaks are rated in difficulty for their glaciers but the moraine in the CB is often much more troublesome!).

The glacier was more or less a walk and without open crevasses (one burgeoning crack) but became a fun 55-60 degree, 35 meter slope on the final push. Perfect acclimation climb on a rare good weather day for such a bad weather season. Views of Ranrapalca.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 10:34 pm

AlbertoRampiniNW route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2002


Easy ascent, beautiful views.
Posted Dec 22, 2012 6:28 pm

tb00957ishinca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012
beautiful view.
Posted Aug 10, 2012 5:08 pm

Silvia MazzaniIshinca North-East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2002

Silvia Mazzani

Last summit of a magnificent expedition in Cordillera Blanca.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 5:13 pm

andretTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011


From NW to SW. Good fun. Rap or down climb the bergschrund--it can be a little exciting!
Posted Aug 13, 2011 8:48 am

rggUp and over  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011


Up by the SW ridge, down the other side along the NW slopes. Beautiful day, beautiful climb and outstanding views from the summit! I saw at least 9 other climbers on the mountain.

Apart from one very short part, it was an easy climb.

On the SW side there is a tricky bergschrund some 10, 15 m below the summit. There was a partial snow bridge on the right, and another full one on the left. The trail went over the partial bridge, and directly on the other side was a steepish section to the summit. Nót the thing you want on the other side of a tricky bridge ...
I had a look at the snow bridge on the left, but didn´t fancy being the first to test it, and opted for the right hand side instead. I presume that pretty soon, when the bridge on the right crumbles away further, climbers will have to try going left instead.
By the way, I´m glad I didn´t try to do the traverse the other way around, because on the descent from the summit towards the SW it would be very easy to end up in the bergschrund, as I had heard from a climber from another party that had just done that. No harm done, they saw the danger in time and rappelled from the summit, so entering the schrund was only an inconvenience. I didn´t have that luxury, I was soloing. So, while going up the SW route was a bit tricky, descending it alone would be very dangerous indeed.
Posted Jul 28, 2011 5:44 pm

AndinistalocoLong glacier walk  Sucess!


to a great summit. Only the last part presents any kind of technical issues, and even those aren't too bad - just watch your step. Perfect views of Ranrapalca!
Posted Jul 2, 2011 10:58 pm

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