Chacraraju from the summit ridge of Yanapaccha

Chacraraju from the summit ridge of Yanapaccha

30 July 2011.
on Nov 18, 2012 7:53 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing,  Scenery
Image ID: 826026


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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 18, 2012 9:09 am - Voted 10/10

fantastic mountains

simply too impressive!


Tomek Lodowy


rgg - Nov 18, 2012 9:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fantastic mountains

I couldn't agree more! At 6108m, the western summit (the left one of the two high peaks) is not the highest one in the area, but that shape, and then those impossibly steep flutings; I couln't keep my eyes off of it!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 18, 2012 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10


A fantastic shot!


rgg - Nov 19, 2012 10:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Silvia. Are you up for climbing this one ;-)?
Ciao, Rob

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 19, 2012 12:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

Ehe ehe, it's an ice-climbing classed ED! Maybe it's too much for me!


rgg - Nov 19, 2012 1:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Yes, I know! I wasn't planning of climbing it myself either, but I thought that it would make a great picture if there was someone on it ;-)

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Nov 27, 2012 9:37 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

You do realize that about as many people have died on it as have summitted! Fantastic shot!


rgg - Nov 27, 2012 4:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

I knew it's extremely difficult to climb as well as very dangerous, but had no idea it was that bad. I just figured that the danger would be so obvious that of the few that would actually go there, intending to attempt to climb it, most would be sensible enough to turn back before even starting. I mean, conditions have to be perfect in the first place, and even then, you still don't know how long that stuff above you will stick to the mountain ...

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Dec 4, 2012 3:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

I might have exaggerated it a bit. It is rarely climbed - I doubt anyone here on SP has climbed it. And there do seem to be a fair number of deaths on it - a couple in 2011, I believe.


EricChu - Nov 18, 2012 5:13 pm - Voted 10/10

A stunner!

An absolutely magnificent shot of this magnificent mountain, Rob!


rgg - Nov 19, 2012 10:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A stunner!

Thanks Eric. Tschüß, Rob


selinunte01 - Nov 19, 2012 9:51 am - Voted 10/10

should be more

than POD!
Thanks for posting it, Michael


rgg - Nov 19, 2012 10:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: should be more

Thanks for the confidence. Tschüß, Rob

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Nov 19, 2012 9:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Makes me nervous

Looking at the ridge....


rgg - Nov 20, 2012 7:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes me nervous

You mean the one on Chacraraju, right? I mean, the ridge in the foreground isn't very difficult.

As for Chacraraju, I would be very surprised if anyone has ever even tried to do a full traverse of the summit ridge. Both summits are climbed occasionally, and the normal routes, if you can call it that for something like this, are extremely difficult. There are routes that lead straight to the west or east summit, others go up the face and end by following part of the ridge to one of the summits. So, if anybody wants to set a new standard, traversing that ridge would be a great project for it!

By the way, when I googled Chracraraju, I came across this exciting and well written trip report. Now that makes me nervous too!


anita - Nov 21, 2012 5:35 pm - Voted 10/10


amazing shot.. and no dogs in sight!


rgg - Nov 22, 2012 6:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Woof! Woof Woof!

Translation: It's too steep for us dogs here.


rgg - Nov 29, 2012 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

I belatedly realized that you might be referring to the small dark shape a bit further down on the ridge. That's not a dog though; it's a backpack. It really is too steep for a dog. We gained this ridge by climbing up the steep slope directly to the left of the backpack.


ywardhorner - Nov 28, 2012 2:31 pm - Voted 10/10


I'd like to print it off and hang it on the wall!


rgg - Nov 29, 2012 5:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular

Thanks. Cheers, Rob

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