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tristosteronenormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012
A lovely hike up to a stunning view. Altitude made for hard work!

Just a note - we hid a small stash of gear at the meadow below the Refugio before making a higher camp. We hid the stuff very well, but someone was obviously watching us and made the effort of searching for it and stealing a t-shirt and some runners. No big deal, just don't stash ANYTHING there as people will search long and hard for it if they see you leave it there. The buggers took my t-shirt but not my trash!
Posted Aug 5, 2012 6:12 pm

astrobassmanUnforgettable Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012


This was my first climb in the Cordillera Blanca and I was impressed. Climbed the normal route with Ryan and Mike. It was mostly just a walk up with 2 steeper sections about half way up. The 360 degree views of the higher peaks of the range from the top are something I will not forget.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 11:08 pm

andretNice & Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011


Summited from base camp (4650m). Left at 3:30, arrived on top at 9am. Beautiful weather, easy route-finding. Storm came in as we descended, so we spent our rest day at base camp and in the refugio before starting off for Chopi.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 7:18 pm

iechegarNormal route from base camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Started from base camp below Refugio Peru at midnight and summited at 8 am. Superb views of surrounding peaks but too crowded, had to wait to ascend/descend some sections. The moraine was quite a chore.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 5:31 pm

boisedocspectacular views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011


Really spectalular views of surrounding peaks. Unfortunately, I did not feel so spectacular as I was coming down with food poisoning during the ascent. The glacier itself is in pretty good condition and there are two short steeper sections. The moraine crossing on the other hand, is quite a pain in the ass- ascending and descending. The refugio is a nice place to stay and eat.
Posted Aug 5, 2011 12:43 pm

rggNormal route from the refuge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2011


We only decided to climb Pisco yesterday, after being forced to descend on Chopicalqui due to the snowfall of the last few days.

Contrary to Chopi, the route on Pisco was in fine condition, because of the many people climbing it every day. We got to the summit a few minutes after sunrise. It was a bit windy, so we didn´t stay long, but the views were spectacular!

We descended pretty fast, because we wanted to get back to Huaraz early afternoon. Back at the refuge, we ordered something to eat, and it took a very long time before our order was ready. Still, we managed to get back in Huaraz before three.
Posted Jul 8, 2011 12:33 pm

kevin trieufun summit  Sucess!

kevin trieu

nice climb and moraine camp was excellent. treated with a stunning sunset.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 5:30 pm

bighornmonkeyFirst summit in the Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011


After 9 days in the Blanca, we were nicely acclimated to summit Pisco. Departed Moraine camp at 7pm. Fun summit.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 4:32 pm

Silvia MazzaniPisco West Normal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1998

Silvia Mazzani

A very fine ascent with spectacular views over Blanca and its peaks!
Posted May 13, 2011 10:10 am

etai101firt climb in the blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2008


good for the strat got a guide though unescery proved much less daunting
Posted Dec 17, 2010 12:54 pm

Luciano136Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010


We only had a short time to acclimate (3 day trek) before attempting Pisco. Luckily we did some good training before leaving for Peru and that really paid off. Left the moraine camp around 2am and were on top around 7am; the pace was actually a bit too slow for me and I got a bit chilly at times. There was a really big group in front of us, which caused a bit of a traffic jam on the final summit slope. All in all, not too hard of a day with a gorgeous starry night, no wind and nearly full moon. It was surreal.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 12:39 pm

starybaranNormal Route  Sucess!
Started at 5:00 from refugio Peru, summited at 11:00. I was climbing with an italian climber who was really slow, so it could be reached much earlier, i think in 4 hours could be done without problems. Really easy climb. Views are one of the most beautiful i´ve ever seen.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 3:12 pm

dwalters1Pisco - Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


Nice climb with great views of the cordillera - definately soloable, very little crevasse danger. Would recommenda yanapacha as an alternative for acclimatization as pisco can get crowded.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 1:24 pm

AlbertoNormal route: a fantastic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


I climbed Pisco via the normal route from Refuge camp. It took us just over 5 hours to reach the summit just as the sun was coming up. I really enjoyed the climb, the final wall made it a bit more fun. We had been hiking and climbing for a couple of weeks before attempting Pisco, so fortunately no altitude problems. The views from the summit are great as Pisco is ideally positioned in the middle of the main Blanca mountains. I highly recommend it. Only negative aspect, the moraine on the way back was never ending!
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:42 am

FlatheadJimNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2006


Nice climb at the tail end of a month in the Blanca. After a month, no strain with altitutde
Posted Jul 4, 2009 12:29 am

ArioNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009


Soloed via the normal route (PD), leaving the hut (Refugio Peru) at 01:30 and summiting at 08:00. Sunny day but winds of 10 to 30 km/h all night and day with gusts > 50 km/h near the top early in the morning.
Posted Jul 2, 2009 10:16 am

eferesenNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


Lovely glacier. The views were fantastic. Not as easy as people say it is.... Wonderful day in my life
Posted Jun 18, 2009 11:10 am

radsonWhere it all started  Sucess!


My first time over 5,000 m
Posted Aug 20, 2008 5:22 am

hhsilleckRoute climbed: normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007


We finally all got to the top of a peak in the Cordillera Blanca together, with nobody too sick to summit! With my wife Sonya, Derek, Maggie, Oscar, and Carlos.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 6:21 pm

snowflakeA fun climb  Sucess!


At morraine camp a friend developed HAPE, so went back down with him. Then returned to climb it. Broke my foot on the climb - while on the talus-covered glacier crossing a climber above me set off a rock slide, my foot got caught between two rocks. It wasn't til I got back to the States that an X-ray showed a broken metatarsul. Still, a lot of fun.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:30 pm

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