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Postby Buz Groshong » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:25 am

Added a new trip report (http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=571445) to the Cordillera Blanca page for the Los Cedros - Alpamayo trek that I did this summer.
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Postby Haliku » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:48 pm

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby Corax » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:13 am

The Cerro Plata page is now properly updated!
Please have a look at the page about this very accessable, high and easy mountain, which is a great acclimatization peak for Aconcagua.
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Re: What's New in South America

Postby gert » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:40 pm

Added Wanda Peak in the Mercedario Group page.

http://www.summitpost.org/wanda-peak/698949
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Re: What's New in South America

Postby gert » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:42 pm

Added Pillar Grande - a subsidiary peak of Mercedario - to the Mercedario Group page.
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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:28 pm

I've created a page for Nevado Huarancante, a little known volcano near Chivay, Department of Arequipa, Peru. I first stumbled upon this mountain while hiking in the area around it, and came back later to explore it properly.

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:25 pm

I've created a page for Cerro Jello Jello, a hill just northeast of
Nevado Huarancante in the highlands southeast of Chivay, Department of Arequipa, Peru.

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The summit ridge

While I do not consider it a goal all by itself, it's a great place to watch the sun go down if you're close enough already.

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:24 pm

To my surprise, the second highest mountain in Peru didn't have a page yet. Now it does: see Huarascaran Norte.

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby Baarb » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:04 pm

rgg wrote:To my surprise, the second highest mountain in Peru didn't have a page yet. Now it does: see Huarascaran Norte.


The correct link is this one: http://www.summitpost.org/huascaran-norte/767149. But what about this existing route page? http://www.summitpost.org/normal-route- ... 5-m/177696
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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:51 pm

Baarb wrote:The correct link is this one: http://www.summitpost.org/huascaran-norte/767149.


Oops ... made a copy paste error there. I edited it, it should be working now.

Baarb wrote:But what about this existing route page? http://www.summitpost.org/normal-route- ... 5-m/177696


Yeah, I saw that one. several months ago actually, and wasn't impressed. Not much useful information, certainly not on the route, and a bit outdated too. The remarks about Sur and Escudo (the shield) being the normal route don't belong on a route page for Norte, and besides, conditions on the normal route on Sur were all right again in 2011 - I don't know how it was in previous years. Maybe I'll move this route page from the Huascaran Sur page to the one for Norte, simply because that's where it belongs, maybe I'll ask the owner to update it - haven't gotten around to that yet.
As you'll probably noticed, I already added some route information in the main page. I've done that for all my mountain pages, because I believe that the main page should at least mention the important routes on a mountain. For Huascaran Norte, I'm not so sure if a separate route page is really all that useful. I mean, a detailed description from HC to the summit is valid only for a short while. A short version of the constant part of the route would be something like

"From Garganta, make your way to the south ridge, then follow that to the summit. There can be some steep sections, and watch out for crevasses, even near the summit."


I choose to go a little bit further than that, and describe what it was like in 2011. That means I'll have to keep an eye out next year for other people's experiences and update the page accordingly.

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:34 pm

Nevado Chucura, an extinct volcano in the Arequipa district of south Peru, and one of the easiest peaks over 5000m, both from a logistical and climbing point of view.

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:22 pm

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Re: What's New in South America

Postby rgg » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:47 am

I wrote a new page about Nevado Uruashraju, an alpine peak in the southern Cordillera Blanca. With 5722m is doesn't reach the magic 6000m mark, and it's too difficult for the inexperienced, so not many climbers go there.

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