A really perfect page! Super
You've done a great job building up this page!
Another great job, great page!!!
THank you for alle the information!
I came across this page from a thread on the message board about the Paramount studios logo. Interesting reading, well done page! Glad to see this mountain on SP. It's gorgeous!
Great page, very usefull, an important source of information for our expedition.
Good page, I wish to go to Peru next year. Thanks for the information.
A very well done and useful page for everyone who plans to climb Artesomraju!
Good, informative page.
This is a really great page!
Nice page with very beautiful mountain!
Nice Work !!!
Very cool mountain! Nice job!
Good page, beautiful peak!
A nice page with good photos, but soon FOUR YEARS since the last update. A lot of things has happened in the area and the page needs some TLC.
Voting low to help adoption or waking the maintainer.
Tell me when updates have been made and I'll up the vote.
I haven't been in Peru since then, and I can't just read news
on all the mountains all the time. I have given you editing
privileges now, so if you think the page needs an update, please
go ahead.(This also applies to all others who have good info on
So, I had my GPS on the top and it said 6017m with a plus/minus of only 8 meters. It is strange how the altitude of this mountain is under such debate. My guide book gives it 6025. Who knows, eh? It probably depends on how much the top melts, ha!
Thanks for the comment.
I had forgotten about this page. I have not climbed or attempted the peak, but Ulrich gave me editing rights of the page because I thought four years was a long time in between updates. I have added some more info to the page now.
Latest News in Peru / ArchivePeru | 4 July, 2006 [ 10:00 ]
Three US climbers die in Peru's mountains - Update
Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. - Update:
The Commander of the High Mountain Rescue Unit in Yungay, Edmundo Vidal, informed that the bodies of the three American climbers will be transferred to the city of Caraz today for an initial autopsy by the local coroner.
Later this afternoon they will be taken to the airport of Anta and transferred to the Peru's capital in Lima.
“The rescue was very difficult because of bad weather and the inaccesible location but thank God we have managed to recover them”, said Vidal.
Relatives and friends of the victims are in Caraz. After the autopsies they will transfer the remains of their loved ones home to the United States.
Monday, July 3, 9:00 p.m. - Update:
(see video on Houston Chronicle web site) I.E. only
A Peruvian rescue team has found the bodies of three young American mountaineers, including a student from Brigham Young University, killed during an icy climb high in the Andes mountains, authorities said Monday.
A 15-member team located Kristen Yoder, 21, her brother Dustin Yoder, 23, and Brennan Larson, 24, of Vacaville, Calif., on Sunday afternoon in a 100-foot-deep crevice on the Artesonraju peak, said police Maj. Edmundo Vidal, of the High Mountain Rescue Unit.
The bodies were being evacuated Monday in a long descent down the mountain that was expected to last into the night, Vidal told The Associated Press by telephone from the squad's headquarters in Yungay, about 200 miles north of the capital, Lima.
The three climbers went missing last week about 2,000 feet from the 19,682-foot summit of the glacier-covered mountain in the Cordillera Blanca range.
read the whole article here (by Rick Vecchio, AP)
Sunday, July 2, 1:30 p.m. - Update:
According to the latest update of Saturday evening, rescue workers have not been able to locate the bodies of the three american climbers believed to be siblings Dustin Yoder(23) and Kristen Yoder (21) and Brennan Larson (24).
The commander of the Mountain Rescue Unit of the National Police in Yungay, Edmundo Vidal, said that his team consisting of 12 rescuers is continuing their efforts today. A special-purpose airplane designed to transport fuel to the helicopters used by the rescue team arrived yesterday.
Vidal also announced that an official from the US embassy has arrived in the nearby town of Caraz offering support and cooperation.
Authorities believe the group set out without a guide and the path that they took is "for experts and professionals".
Friday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.:
Three US mountaineers climbing the snow-covered Artesonraju (6,025 m. / 19767 ft.) passed away after falling into a 50 meter deep crevice. The mountain is located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in the province of Huaylas, in Ancash, about 250 miles (400 km) north of Lima.
A group of Spanish mountain climbers following the same route discovered the victims inside the crack and alarmed the Peruvian Mountain Rescue.
An immediate rescue operation has been launched trying to recover the bodies. The sportsmen's passports were found inside their backpacks.
However, the commander of the Rescue Unit of Alta Montaña, Edmundo Vidal, indicated that the actual location of the corpses is inaccessible and that recovery efforts will extend for several days