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e_wireUntitled Comment


Hasn't voted

Base Camp at 4300 is fine, but you need to get up very early to reach the summit. You can also camp at waht is called Moraine Camp. At about 4800m , this will save some 2h00 of sleep. When we where there, a bunch of people, including a Peruvian guide, got their stuff stolen (sleeping bags, boots, etc). I recommend hiding you stuff before going up.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 9:58 am

Rafa BartolomeUntitled Comment

Rafa Bartolome

Voted 10/10

Only map available of 1997 (2ÂȘed): IGN of PerĂș, Huari, serie J631, Sheet 1452 (19-i). 1:100.000. This map don't had the names of the main mountains, but the lines of level are O.K. (Vallunaraju or Ishinca don't appear with name in the map)
Posted Aug 25, 2004 2:23 pm

rggRed Tape


Voted 10/10

  • According to the official 2011 National Park pass, the fee for the Huascaran National Park is 65 Soles for 7 days. However, later a local mountain guide told me that it was in fact valid for a month, despite what the ticket said!

  • Also in 2011, officially it is not allowed anymore to climb without a guide unless you are a member of an alpine society. In fact, as I went to the National Park office to buy my 7-day park pass, they looked at my membership card and then asked me to fill out a form with my intended itinerary.

  • Along the road to the Llaca valley I encountered a park ranger who checked park passes and wanted the itinerary document.

    However, on another trip to a different valley, the park ranger there had no clue as to what the itinerary document was for, so I could have entered without one. I guess that not all the park rangers know about this new rule and document.
    Posted Jun 22, 2011 2:37 pm

    rggGetting there


    Voted 10/10

    The road must have improved a lot, because I 'only' paid 120 Soles for the taxi to drive me from Huaraz to the refuge (which, by the way, is currently closed for business as it is being upgraded).

    On the way back, I hitched a ride in one of the several cars driving people in and out, and paid 50 Soles.
    Posted Jun 22, 2011 2:41 pm

    Boriss AndeanRe: Getting there

    Boriss Andean

    Voted 10/10

    Thank you Rob for the updates. I posted them already. I appreciate it!

    Posted Jun 23, 2011 6:08 pm

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