Supposedly a rest day in Chivay after 3 nights on Mismi, but this seemed like a good idea as more acclimatisation for Hualca Hualca. Initially we headed for Huarancate but settled on Chucura when we saw the deep snow and remembered the concept of a rest day!
A fine day for a traverse Date Climbed: May 23, 2011
Before heading out, I had little information about the area and Nevado Chucura, but, despite its 1:100 000 scale, the Peruvian IGN topo map had served me well before. I asked around in Arequipa, and learned that it would be easy to climb, so I just went for it.
After climbing Nevado Huarancante, I made my way to Nevado Chucura over Pt 5310 and along the east ridge.
From the summit, I continued for a short while along the NW ridge to the next small outcrop, to verify that it was indeed lower. After that I hiked down to the road in Quebrada Chucura.