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Ridge Northeast

Page Type: Route

Location: Ancash, Peru, South America

Lat/Lon: 9.39122°S / 77.40604°W

Object Title: Ridge Northeast

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Winter

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: PD

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Page By: Rafa Bartolome

Created/Edited: Aug 18, 2004 / Jul 5, 2009

Object ID: 161874

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Approach

For approach to Quebrada Ishinca see the main page.

Route Description

You must follow initially the same way of the normal route across the river and for the path of the hillside but in the route to south you must to descent to the Lake Ishinca (path with cairns) but before the lake the path goes to the glacier north. The entry to the glacier is pronounced with hard ice and needs effort in zig-zag to gain height and to avoid the crevasess (breaks) in the ice. After a long time we reach a little col with a unnamed peak in the ridge of 5300m. The ridge NE is very cracked but is not complicated. After a short walk-up in the snow we reach the bottom of the access to the summit. The last ramp to the summit after the ridge is hard with slope of 55ยบ for 40 meters but easy (pictures of ramp of snow: #1, #2).

Descent advisbale it's for the SW route.

This route is very popular but still the normal SW is the most frequented.

More pictures of route NE: #3, #4.

Essential Gear

Rope and harness for the glacier. Crampons, ice-axe, sun-glasses, water,...

Images

On the final rampIshinca GlacierThe cracked zone of the ridge...The Ishinca (right) and the...The easy part of glacier...In the last part of ridge NE...