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FletchAcclimitixation Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013


It was a bit more tan the usual acclimitization hike, but it sure was pretty. Very cool intro to the Cordillera Blanca.
Posted Jul 18, 2013 7:15 pm

pokiebeautiful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012
One of the nicer climbs. Final summit crest and crevasses near top are amazing. Great photo ops! technically trivial and soloable.
Posted Dec 19, 2012 6:13 pm

ljbaileyfirst attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2010


Wow! what a sweet day for climbing. the glacier was rock solid from the ascent to most of the way down. Sweet views! what a good one to teethe on!
Posted Nov 16, 2012 10:47 pm

AlbertoRampiniStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007


Nice route!
Posted Aug 30, 2012 5:13 pm

CalNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012


Fun looking down on the lights of Huaraz from such great heights.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 2:06 pm

markthejockSW slopes
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2005


My first peak in the Cordillera Blanca, although didn't make it to the true summit due to unfavourable conditions. Did make it to the slightly lower summit though.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 5:09 am

andretSW Slopes (normal route)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011


Went first for the N rige, got turned around by sugar snow. Summited via normal route the next morning. :)

Easy climbing, terrific views!
Posted Aug 13, 2011 7:20 pm

boisedocgood views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011


very good conditions on the glacier right now. Great views of prominent Blanca summits from Huantsan to Huascaran. The trail from basecamp up to the glacier was really steep and the crux of the whole thing.
Posted Aug 5, 2011 12:39 pm

Silvia MazzaniAn unforgettable ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Silvia Mazzani

Why? Because of getting to the top together with Zero, a peruvian Siberian Husky I met at Base Camp...It was a very exciting and touching encounter, because a lot of years ago i'd climbed several mountains with my two huskies...
Posted Jul 9, 2011 4:51 pm

rggMy first climb in the Cordillera Blanca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011


I decided to camp high near one of the lakes south of the mountain, close to the edge of the glacier. Nobody else was around, but as I started my summit attempt the next morning, gaining the glacier from the saddle to the south, it didn´t take long before the old trail I was following joined the normal route.
While I climbed, I saw three other groups coming down, two of which guided. A busy peak today! I must say that I was glad for the trail, because without it, I could have spent a lot of time finding a way around the crevasses - or even might have fallen into one!
Posted Jun 20, 2011 8:17 pm

7summitsNice climb, great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


We camped higher than regular BC, on a rock next to the glacier. Easy access in 5 minutes, then 3.5hrs to the top. Great weather, great views.
Many crevasses, but good bridges and some small jumps required. Not sure if it would be safe after a hot day though so get down quick.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 3:15 pm

iechegarRoute Climbed: Normal : November 11-12 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2009


First summit involving glacier traveling for me! Nice and "easy" introduction for a hiker who wants to transition to mountaineering. Nice views of Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca. Completely doable when most other peaks are off season. An option is to do an ice climbing course at the nearby glacier before going for the summit as part of acclimatization
Posted Jan 4, 2010 5:59 pm

bledlnormal route  Sucess!


Nice, easy climb. Reached the summit with Timm Fischer and descended fast to have some Pasta at BC. My first climb in the Cordillera Blanca.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 6:18 pm

ChrisHunleySW Slope Ski Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


Skinned up the glacier and after reaching the North summit, skied back down to the morraine. Incredible summit views.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 5:22 pm

TrevorMarrs5 day alpine training course
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008


5 day alpine climbing course utilising the Ice wall and crevases fantastic experience spending 5 days at 5000m + had a great guide in Wilder and Peruvianandes really looked after me!! Loads of snow made for interesting conditions didn´t summit as was more intersted in additional tuition did do crevasse and self rescue at approx 5400m which I thought more than adequate!
Posted Nov 3, 2008 4:58 pm

bergnasenbaerNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007


Nice climb. Solo.
Posted Sep 20, 2008 12:13 pm

Timothy PearlNew Heights  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Timothy Pearl

With Jim, Ben and Eric. This was our acclimatization climb after a little stay at Quebrada Llaca 14,000ft, and a night at 16,000 Moraine Camp. Climbed with full effects of AMS on one Rice Krispy Treat. Beautiful views of Ranrapalca and Ocshipalca.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 10:57 am

Eric HolleNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Eric Holle

Tim, Jim, Ben and I climbed Vallunaraju as an acclimatization peak on my first trip to the Cordillera Blanca. What an amazing introduction to international climbing. The views from the summit were absolutely amazing.
Posted Aug 1, 2008 6:33 pm

hhsilleckRoute climbed: normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


Our first summit in the Cordillera Blanca, with my friends Derek, Maggie, Oscar, and Carlos. My poor wife Sonya got quite sick from the altitude the night before and couldn't join us on this one.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 6:16 pm

mikebowenit's good to have sharp edges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2007


Caught great snow conditions and was able to snowboard off the summit- just a bit of exposure above the col.
Posted May 2, 2008 7:25 pm

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