are any of the ranges climbable in december?
Scott Patterson wrote:are any of the ranges climbable in december?
Apparently the only places in Peru that are reasonable then are the parts around the Atacama such as the Arequipa region.
hashfxn wrote: I haven't been to the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash area yet but I'm intending to visit this May/June.
ant morgan wrote:Bolivia may be OK for the times you have available.
We had a great trip to La Paz and the Cordillera Real in April / May 2000. Spent 8 days at Condorirri basecamp, where it snowed or rained every afternoon around 2pm, for about 2 hours. So we climbed early, getting back to the tent before "shower time".
Then we headed up Illimani, and had good weather for all 3 days - just a little cloud cover and spindrift one afternoon.
Snow depth on routes was not too bad - we did get up to mid-shin depth on Illimani, but for most of the climbing at Condorirri it was only ankle deep at worst. Having spent the previous winter post-holing around the Canadian Rockies, we thought the snow conditions in Bolivia were awesome.
juh33 wrote:That's the time period I'm looking at as well, if I hear that the weather might be all right. What were you planning on climbing?
Tom Fralich wrote:With the new restrictions imposed as of Fall 2006 (i.e. mandatory guides), the Cordillera Blanca is best avoided all together. The mountaineering association in Peru seems determined to replace the rich mountaineering tradition of the Cordillera Blanca with a money-making tourist industry. As such, I will take my crampons...and my dollar...elsewhere.
hashfxn wrote:juh33 wrote:That's the time period I'm looking at as well, if I hear that the weather might be all right. What were you planning on climbing?
I don't know yet, and I wasn't intending to make any firm plans until I actually got there and see the weather and which mountains are in condition. One thing I'm planning on doing is the 12 day Huayhuash circuit right at the start, which will aid in acclimitization. But I have to first figure out when I can leave and for how long this time.
How about yourself?
juh33 wrote:Was thinking about Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Huascaran... however like you I'm not sure about the weather, and the more I hear about the regulations in the park, the less I like it.
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