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Quebrada Rurec and Uruashraju

 
Quebrada Rurec and Uruashraju

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Quebrada Rurec and Uruashraju

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Hiking, Scenery

 

Page By: rgg

Created/Edited: Jun 17, 2012 / Jun 17, 2012

Object ID: 795531

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Quebrada Rurec

Some valleys in the Cordillera Blanca see a lot of visitors, but there are many remote places, and Quebrada Rurec is one of them.
 
The steep walls of Quebrada Rurec
Steep walls

It's a deep, beautiful valley, with steep walls that are begging to be climbed. There must be plenty of routes waiting to be discovered!
 
Quebrada Rurec
Glaciated peaks at the end of the valley

And the best scenery is at the end of the valley, where big glaciated peaks are waiting to be photographed - or climbed.

Nevado Uruashraju

 
On the west ridge of Uruashraju Norte
Nevado Uruashraju
Walking into the valley, the first big peaks that come into view are Nevado Rurec (5700m) and Nevado Huantsán (6369m). But our goal was Nevado Uruashraju (5722m), a mountain that's hidden for a long time, and only comes into view when you are deep in the valley.

Nevado Huantsán
Nevado Huantsán

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Nevado Huantsán

Nevado Huantsán

Nevado Shacsha (5703m) from the NE

Nevado Shacsha (5703m) from the NE

Cerro Arhuay

Cerro Arhuay

Lupine in Quebrada Rurec

Lupine in Quebrada Rurec

On the west ridge of Uruashraju Norte

On the west ridge of Uruashraju Norte

Approaching the end of Quebrada Rurec

Approaching the end of Quebrada Rurec

Nevado Rurec from the south

Nevado Rurec from the south

The ice fall on the NW face of Uruashraju

The ice fall on the NW face of Uruashraju

Quebrada Rurec

Quebrada Rurec

Nevado Shacsha

Nevado Shacsha

Pierre and me (with a three month beard) in a whiteout on top of Uruashraju (5722m)

Pierre and me (with a three month beard) in a whiteout on top of Uruashraju (5722m)

Uruashraju, with the sun illuminating the route.

Uruashraju, with the sun illuminating the route.

Nevado Rurec (5700m) south face

Nevado Rurec (5700m) south face

Uruashraju high camp

Uruashraju high camp

Nevado Huantsán

Nevado Huantsán


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