August 2002 ascent of the NW...

August 2002 ascent of the NW ridge of Chopicalqui in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
Poor snow conditions had turned what was supposed to be a 3 day ascent into a 7 day near-epic on meager rations.

Photo taken by Stefan Griebel.

Climber in red jacket is Alan Doak.

More photos and trip report here:


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Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Mar 22, 2005 7:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Holy Shit!

Wow, great photo! That looks really intense. Reminds me of an article I read on Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan.


Scott - Mar 22, 2005 10:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Very scary

How long did you have nightmares for after this one?

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Mar 23, 2005 10:37 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very scary

Agreed. Did you the trip report on his website that he linked to? AWESOME!


griebel - Apr 4, 2005 12:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very scary


I still have nightmares! I'm sticking to rock climbing from now on...

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Mar 22, 2005 10:34 pm - Hasn't voted


that's all I have to say!



EastKing - Mar 22, 2005 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted


Talking Knife's Edge! How many thousands of feet were the dropoffs?


griebel - Apr 4, 2005 12:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!!!!

I dunno, but it was a long way down! Check out the great photo of Chopicalqui from Pisco Basecamp (submitted by crevis), and you can see just how far down it is. My picture is along the knife-edge ridge leading up to the tiny, pointy sub-summit.


PeterCorneliusSpaeth - Mar 23, 2005 12:45 am - Voted 10/10

Scary !

Nothing less.


Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Mar 23, 2005 1:32 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like another planet...

A fierce, cold planet, in a galaxy far, far away....


tomi - Mar 23, 2005 12:12 pm - Hasn't voted


very atractive view on the snow ridge. Nice pictures on your website. I like picture #079.

Happy climb.


tlogan - Mar 31, 2005 3:32 pm - Hasn't voted


How crazy that traverse is... my hat is off to you BIG TIME!


tiziana - Apr 10, 2005 12:34 am - Voted 10/10


this picture is awesome and beautiful .Very well done.

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Oct 18, 2006 9:17 am - Voted 10/10


It reminds me the film Touching the void... Scary, horrendous, nightmarous... but great. Perfect shot and I´m happy you are alive after that climb! Cheers Tomas.

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