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vancouver islanderCan't beat that for info

vancouver islander

Voted 10/10

Print the page and go climb the mountain. Exactly the criteria every SP mountain page should aspire to.

VERY nice job.

One bit of info I'd like to see added would be the elevation you drive to. Would help many assess what effort summit day would require and have some bearing on acclimatisation too.


Cheers,

Martin
Posted Jul 30, 2008 12:25 pm

Vic HansonRe: Can't beat that for info

Vic Hanson

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Thanks, Martin, really appreciate the comment. That was my goal, glad to see that the page is helpful. Sorry about forgetting the elevation at base camp, have it on the Ampato page but forgot it here, very important as you said. Basecamp is at 16,540 ft. Vic
Posted Jul 30, 2008 1:06 pm

AndinoNice page...

Andino

Voted 10/10

I've attached a picture ;o)
Posted Jul 31, 2008 12:47 pm

Vic HansonRe: Nice page...

Vic Hanson

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Hi Myzantrope,

Thanks, but I think your picture is captioned wrong, it looks like Hualca Hualca to me. I doubt that you can see Sabancaya from Cabana Conde, because it is behind and lower than Hualca Hualca. Please look at this photo http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=426289 on the Sabancaya page, it is taken from the summit of Sabancaya looking at Hualca Hualca. It has the same sharp point and ridge line as your photo, just from the other side. Sabancaya is very smooth and rounded on top. Vic
Posted Jul 31, 2008 3:49 pm

AndinoRe: Nice page...

Andino

Voted 10/10

You may well be right :-o
Do you know the altitude of Hualca Hualca ?
Posted Aug 1, 2008 3:28 am

Vic HansonRe: Nice page...

Vic Hanson

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6025 meters is what the map shows, John Bigger's book uses that as well.
Posted Aug 1, 2008 11:09 am

grem78fresh info

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try to submit on 01/08/2012 (with little hope due to insufficient acclimatization)

the road to base camp is easy to find, you can really get lost, you just need to turn right at some point in directions of the volcanoes (as mentioned, you have a 2nd chance to turn right)

the last meters of the road to base cmap is quite bad, but it s ok with 4wd on low gear.
Base camp is at around 5000m.

in july 2012, iced snow whas present from 5300m and ice and snow everywhere from 5600m, some very hard ice requiring ice equiment...
as other mountains seen in peru, the northern side was probably snow free at that time of the year but was 50/100m short to check it!
anyway, i could not go further than 5500m because of terrible headache !

nice offroad and nice hike to acclimitize thoug...!
Posted Aug 24, 2012 10:15 am

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