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regolitheAwesome, easy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2012

regolithe

Easy approach, beautiful high peak. Highest I've ever been. Fun glacier crossing.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 2:46 pm

MissHMy first thin air!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2012

MissH

Long day starting at 3 am from Cabanas Kanwara, beautiful crevasse at the top. Every break in the clouds offered gorgeous teasing glimpses of the views we were missing. The guides and Ericd did a great job keeping me motivated. Not bad for "rainy season." Great way to start building my high altitude experience.
Posted May 27, 2012 3:00 pm

ericdEl Cocuy - Kanwara   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2012

ericd

After acclimatizing the day prior by way of Redondo Peak, we started out at 3am for a long 10hr ascent. Lush green vegetation, jagged rock slate, and south american glaciers made this national park worth visiting. Summit precipitous felt better with roped protection from a deep crevasse leading down to oblivion. Thin air at 17,000' was nothing those local coca leaves couldn't cure. Glacier is ultimately in a melting state, lot's of energy spent post-holing late in the day. The climb had some lingering whiteouts, snow & rain showers, and postcard framed views.
Posted May 27, 2012 3:14 am

PUCHMANColombia trip
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2011

PUCHMAN

try to climb from Kanwara cabanas start about 4.30 hike up to glacier, lot of clouds and getting rain, was solo, not that time maybe come back. El Cocuy especial Laguna de la Plaza one of the most beautiful place what I see:)
Posted Nov 25, 2011 11:27 am

7summitsPerfect weather to solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2010

7summits

Started from the new Posada (near Kanwara cabanas) at 6.30. Hiked up to the right side of the glacier, where the rock drops off.
Entered the glaciar easily at 9.30 and one hour later on the summit, no other climbers in sight until much later. First windy, later perfect weather.

There is a nice crevasse/bergschrund/cave just below the summit, fun to explore (take care!).
Wonderful place to visit.
Posted Jan 6, 2010 4:39 pm

romanazulRoute Climbed: Normal / Direct route (Glaciar) Date Climbed: 12 Abril 2003  Sucess!

romanazul

April usually has bad weather!!!

Posted May 11, 2004 1:12 am

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