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The Stunning Knife Blade of Taulliraju

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The Stunning Knife Blade of Taulliraju
View of the distant knife-blade peak Taulliraju at the head of the Santa Cruz Valley in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Taulliraju is said to be the most difficult summit to reach in the range. Photo from above Alpamayo Col camp, low on the east ridge of Quitaraju. By Howie Silleck, August 17, 2007.


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ScottCayesh and Chacraraju


Voted 10/10

One experienced climber told me that Cayesh was the hardest in the range, but I can't say that from personal experience. John Biggar rates Chacraraju as more difficult.

After all, I doubt I will ever climb any of them! Either way, these are some serious and beautiful mountains. Nice shot! What an awesome mountain!
Posted Aug 20, 2007 7:43 pm

hhsilleckRe: Cayesh and Chacraraju


Hasn't voted

Hi Scott -
I'm with you here - I have no immediate plans to climb any of those peaks! Brad Johnson's Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca is the source I saw that named Taulliraju the most difficult summit to reach ... but any of those are certainly ridiculously difficult. Johnson gives Cayesh a TD+ rating and the most frequented route on Taulliraju a rating of ED1- both look more like completely impossible to me!
Posted Aug 20, 2007 8:07 pm



Voted 10/10

picture !
I've attached it to my Spire-shaped Mountains album.
Posted Aug 22, 2007 9:59 am

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hhsilleckSubmitted by hhsilleck
on Aug 20, 2007 7:08 pm

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Lat/Lon: 8.88643°S / 77.58339°W
Object Title: The Stunning Knife Blade of Taulliraju

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery