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Logistics agencies Santiago, Chile

Can anyone suggest/recommend a mountaineering logistics agency in/near Santiago, Chile? My friends and I are looking at climbing Marmolejo (world's southernmost 6000er) and we don't need a climbing guide, but we are looking for logistical support (transportation, mules, food, etc.).
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Aconcagua normal route trail conditions

Hello Aco vets,

I see that some gear lists for the Normal Route include an ice ax and crampons even during peak summer months. Is there significant hard ice at this time of year, and is there really opportunity for self-arrest on steep grades? Or is this just guide service conservatism?

Thanks much!


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Cordillera Blanca in November. Craziness or not?

Hello climbers, mountaineers and all the mountain-lovers :)

Earlier this year me and a friend purchased error-fare flight tickets to Peru. Cheap as they were, we could not choose the dates too well and we ended up flying mid-November and returning mid-December.

Our only plan for Peru so far is to be in the mountains. We have fresh experience from 4000+ m peaks in the Alps up ...
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Huayna Potosi guide and timing

I'm planning a trip to climb Huayna Potosi in early October 2017.
I'm looking for any recommendation on a guide and feedback on attempting an October ascent.
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Ojos del salado guides

Hello all,

I am planning to climb Ojos del salado in late December early January timeframe. I am only one person and would like to know if anyone is planning it around the same timeframe.
Also, any recommendations on finding a good guide for a fair price?

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Cordillera Blanca for Beginners


A friend and I will be traveling to Huaraz at the end of July and spending around 2 weeks in the Cordillera Blanca. We've been doing quite a bit of research on mountains in the region, and would like to do our first real climb while we're there. We have no mountaineering experience, so we will go with a guide and choose a route that is not technically difficult. However, we are both distance ...
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Bolivia (Condoriri, Illimani, Huayna Potosi) info

I am planning an unguided trip to Bolivia for spring/summer 2018. I would appreciate the opportunity to hear from anyone who has done a similar trip in the last few years. We are planning to try some peaks (mostly standard routes) in the Condoriri group and either Illimani or Huayna Potosi. If you would be willing to share logistical, weather, gear, and route information, please send me a message. Thanks.

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Has anyone climbed Huascaran the last year or 2? Can you give report, thank you.
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Partners Wanted - Peru - June through August 2017

I am looking for partners to climb and trek around Huaraz , Peru for the 2017 climbing season. I am an experienced climber, my wife is an avid trekker and easy peak climber. Pisco, Urus, Ishinca and other easy/moderate peaks will make up the majority of our itinerary but I would like to climb some technical peaks like Alpamayo as well (my wife will stay at base camp).

Both of us speak fluent Spanish and ...
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Weather and Itinerary in Cordillera Blanca

I'm in the process of planning a trip to the Cordillera Blanca, and I was wondering what the weather on the mountains would be like. I'm planning on climbing Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaraju. How cold will it get?
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