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HumbertoAltitude Sickness BITES!!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2012


Nice 2 day trip from Arequipa. My partner and our guide Eloy summitted while I waited just at the base of the final ridge. The penitentes were brutal!! Recommend being well acclimatized for this climb so that you don't suffer as much as I did.
Posted Nov 27, 2012 11:08 pm

rggAvalanche danger!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2011


On the 24th we drove from Arequipa to basecamp at somewhere between 5000 and 5100m. Early the next morning, we started our way up the eastern slopes, but around 5900m or so we were forced to turn back because of avalanche danger. Can you believe it? Avalanche danger on Ampato in May? Well, the past wet period has produced a whole lot more snow in the area than normal, and while that´s good for pictures, and made my other climbs so far much more enjoyable (I like snow and ice), this time the mountain didn´t allow us safe passage - so we went down.
Posted May 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Vic HansonDNS Removed!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Vic Hanson

Made it to the summit on my second attempt, climbed with Tim. More snow, no wet feet, felt great!
Posted Jul 25, 2008 8:29 pm



Climbed as intern with Cotahausi Adventures, he makes logistics simple!!
Posted Dec 30, 2007 10:53 pm

Vic HansonA Hard Day Hike
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2007

Vic Hanson

We drove from Arequipa on Wed. and set up camp at the basecamp at 16,540'. We left camp at 6:35 am on Thurs. I was too tired and turned back at the base of the summit plateau but Smiley and Nathan went on to summit at 2:30, even after climbing a false summit first. We returned to basecamp at 4:32 and then went down to the Refuge to sleep (14,680').
Posted Dec 24, 2007 2:54 am

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