|Rafa Bartolome||Untitled Comment|
|Really the Pisco had 2 summits for many authors of books and maps about Cordillera Blanca:|
-Pisco East (5760m).
-Pisco West (5752m).
Generally the normal route is the ridge SW, that you write in the page, to climb the Pisco west. But the highest summit is the East (only 8 meters of difference and normally the mountaineers don't climb this summit). The Pisco west is one of the more popular peaks of Cordillera Blanca and even in some maps only appear this peak as the Pisco (austrian alpensvereinskarte 0/3a).
The first climb of Pisco West was realized across the ridge SW by the frenchs C.Kogan, G. Kogan, R.Ceninger and M.Lenoir the 12th july 1951. In effect they celebrate the summit with the liquor of Pisco (from the city of the same name of Perú).
|Posted Aug 26, 2004 9:22 am|
|Buz Groshong||Agree: No longer AD-|
|I'm not very knowledgeable about the rating systems, but I do know that there is absolutely no way that Pisco is still AD-. I can't say whether the 10 foot section was ice or was snow, but it was only 10 feet and if I can do it with not much effort it absolutely doesn't justify bumping the rating up.|
|Posted Aug 22, 2006 7:11 pm|