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Ariovia Normal Route variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

Ario

Reached the summit led by the guide in training (Aspirante Guia) Marco Pompeyo and with his brother Heimer (porter). Heimer asked me the night before whether he could join us as he had never climbed a 6000m summit, to which I agreed. He was lightly equipped thus I gave him my down jacket for the cloudy night outing. We started from the (first) high camp (5000m) on a rocky ledge at 01:15 and summited at 07:15 via a normal route variation (D), following the beaten path, with limited visibility and wind gusts up to 30 km/h. We were followed by a Spanish party (from Estramadura) and descended all together. The three other parties behind us turned back at different stages.
Normally, "aspirantes" are not supposed to guide clients on 6000m summits but my UIAA membership meaning no obligation of hiring a mountain guide made the point again!
Posted Jul 7, 2009 3:48 pm

hhsilleckRoute climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

hhsilleck

Climbed with Derek, Oscar, and Carlos - very windy and cold on the way up, but lots of fun! Moraine camp just below the glacier is on of the most beautiful places to camp I've ever been.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 6:18 pm

IalewisNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Ialewis

We slogged up the normal route from below moraine camp in a half a day. The top snow/ice pitch was fun, the rest was a slog. The most amusing part of our trip was my loosing my headlamp down a crevasse. The direct route looked more interesting, I wish we had done that…
Posted Jan 14, 2008 3:09 pm

ClimberMan420west Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

ClimberMan420

Absolutly fantastic climb, rather long from high camp climbing face with group of 3, but quick and pretty esy descent.
Posted Dec 12, 2007 1:21 am

gremlinregular route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

gremlin

sketchy snow bridge, but other than that fun and not bad
Posted Oct 24, 2007 1:27 am

ripper333nope
started out with intention to climb the west face but found conditions less than
favorable.. so switched it up to the normal route.. after 3 or so hours in 75 mph winds
we called it a day a few hours from the summit. . very dissappointing but it was
pretty miserable to say the least.. hunched over on axes holding on for dear life got
old.. i know it doesnt have to be fun to be fun..
Posted Jul 1, 2007 1:29 am

laureljarndtHighest point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

laureljarndt

Just beautiful, camped in a slighly lower spot than high camp, with great sunset views. Ice walls were stepped in and fun.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 9:18 pm

Tom FralichNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Tom Fralich

Went up to high camp with Adam Jones hoping to climb the West Face, but opted for the NW Ridge due to very high winds on summit morning. It was a fairly long route with some interesting pitches, one being the summit pyramid and the other a 60m section along a rotten, icy cornice just after gaining the ridge. We spent a total of 5 days on the mountain.

Day 1...Hike from Pashpa (3600m) to Ishinca BC (4400m)...about 8 miles
Day 2...Move to High Camp (5100m) in 3.5 hours
Day 3...Storms and bad weather, waiting in High Camp
Day 4...Summit (6032m) in about 7 hours from High Camp, return to BC
Day 5...Hike out to Pashpa
Posted Jul 20, 2006 11:30 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: june '05  Sucess!

iceisnice

Amazing climb!! Phenominal ice before the sun hits. Didn't actually summit. Got 7 piches up (all consistent WI4) and got very sick from the altitude and had to bail. Not hard to bail from the face as long as you know how to do v-threads.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 9:31 pm

Peak_BaggerRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 25 2005  Sucess!

Peak_Bagger

Nice climb!! Left at 2am and was on top by 8:30. The wait at the first wall can be tough. I got very cold, also watch out for local guides that climb over you and cross ropes. I got my pack stuck trying to climb up. Otherwise it was pretty smooth.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 4:37 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 27, 2005  Sucess!

GlennMerrill

We started several hours after everyone else (last to leave high camp) so we didn't have to wait too long on the way up, but had to wait on the way down. Leaving late made it so the sun was up as we got high on the mountain so it wasn't really cold at all.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 1:05 am

laureljarndtRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 19, 2005  Sucess!

laureljarndt

Beautiful day, very warm, no wait at the first ice pitch nor at the Bergschrund, pays to be slow!
Posted Aug 3, 2005 10:06 am

althegreekRoute Climbed: nw ridge Date Climbed: july 27 2005  Sucess!

althegreek

very beautiful ridge and mountain. the route is quite easy, the steep sections at the top are not very difficult. the biggest problem is waiting for groups to climb it. the wind can make the wait damn cold. we waited for a group of 4 for almost an hour at the bergshrund. a guide had to turn back because he got so cold while waiting.

also, someone stole the trekking pole i stashed near the bergshrund, so be careful with your stuff.

still, a very asthetic route, depsite the crowds and thieves.

Posted Jul 28, 2005 8:50 pm

corsalinimontañaRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: july 4th 2005  Sucess!

corsalinimontaña

Excellent conditions, although there was traffic at the steep climbing sections. From the morraine camp to the summit we made 4 hours and a half.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 7:30 pm

alexclimbRoute Climbed: Nornal Date Climbed: 24 May, 2005  Sucess!

alexclimb

Started at 3.30 A.M., summit at 7.30. Excellent snow/ice conditions, perfect weather. Climbed free style (without rope) and thus saved a lot of time. Meet the sun just below the summit - sunrise was indescribable.
Posted Jun 4, 2005 8:48 am

silenciosoRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: june/2004  Sucess!
Escalamos la ruta normal en junio de 2004.

Salimos de huaraz en colectivo (40soles) a pasjpa y alli fuimos hasta el campamento base de la quebrada ishinca en burro (5USD un burro+10USD arriero) cada burro carga unos 40Kg.

En 4 horas se llega al C.B. a 4600m.

Del C.B. se tardan entre 2 a 4 horas en llegar al campo 1, segun nuestra forma fisica, a 5100m. Se puede montar el campamento al comienzo de la nieve o 30 minutos mas arriba.

Del C.1 salimos a las 2 am. en 3 horas se alcanza una escalera de aluminio que salva la barrera de seracs y se llega a la arista. Pasamos una primera grieta facil. Mas arriba existe otra grieta mayor, todas las cordadas de aquel dia se dieron la vuelta en la grieta pero nosotros conseguimos superarla por un delgado puente de nieve por su izquierda.

Hicimos cumbre entre las nubes y nos toco descender ya en la noche.

Damos recuerdos al grupo argentino de Toni, Laura y Sergio que nos animo a seguir y al grupo frances que nos ayudo en el descenso al C.B. cuando estabamos sufriendo una fuerte oftalmia.

Del refugio mejor no hacemos comentarios, precios muy caros y falta de ayuda cuando la necesitamos...

Posted Aug 17, 2004 1:13 pm

rischRoute Climbed: Westface Date Climbed: 6 of august 2003  Sucess!

risch

We satrted at 12`o clock down in the basecamp and reached the summit at 6:30 AM. From the face we didn`t see a lot because we were climbing all the time in the dark. But we just arrived at the summit with the sun and this was the most beautiful I`ve ever seen!
Posted Jan 12, 2004 4:08 am

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: 7/3/02  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Great intermediate climb in the Cordillera, with just enough challenge. The ice climbing was perfect on the summit pitch...a worthwhile summit particularly if you go for the West Face Direct.
Posted Sep 26, 2003 9:51 am

hashRoute Climbed: NW Ridge (normal route, 1939) Date Climbed: August 24, 2003  Sucess!

hash

The hike up to about 5700m is cake, and I bivyed on the lip of the bergschrund, intent on the West Face, but awoke in a whiteout. I cocooned in my bivy sac until 7am, when things hadn´t gotten any better, and went for the normal, NW ridge. The route was easy, with one 60 degree section to bridge the lower schrund, then a lot of circituitious walking, another short 60 degree section to bridge the upper schrund, and then the final 65 degree summit pyramid, which is about 120m. It took me about 4.5 hours from my bivy and back in a whiteout, solo, so I took off and traversed across the granite ridge connecting Toccla and Urus Este. I highly recommend this as a tasty desert after a bunch of snow. It´s just like a mini-version of a Sierra rock traverse, like the Palisade, or Evolution, with spectacular scenery of Ranrapalca, Copa, Aquilpo, and if it hadn´t been cloudy - a lot more. Anyways, back to the subject: this route is easy. Go for the icy West face if you don´t mind a few seracs (no big danger), and the weather is OK. August 2003 in the Blanca has had terrible weather. It was fun, still.



-Barry Hashimoto, Huaraz, Peru
Posted Aug 28, 2003 6:17 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Wes Face Direct Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

TodoVertical

In 20 hours non-stop on a beautiful hot summer day together with friend Jesús reached the summit and back to advance camp.
Posted Dec 4, 2002 1:07 pm

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