Chopicalqui

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Chopicalqui
Created On: Apr 18, 2012
Last Edited On: Apr 18, 2012

Quick Planning

Finding climbing partners in Huaraz turned out to be relatively easy, but occasionally it meant waiting a few days.

Before meeting Lyngve, with whom I would try to climb the two Huascarán peaks, I had four days to spare. At first I thought I'd go for a hiking trip. In fact, I had already been shopping for it while I was still thinking about where to go. Somewhere in the southern Cordillera Blanca? Or the Cordillera Huayhuash perhaps? And then I reconsidered: why not have a go at something more serious? And so I walked into the office of a guiding agency in Huaraz, and an hour later it was all arranged: tomorrow morning a guide and porter would be waiting for me to head out to Chopicalqui!

Unfortunately, less than ideal weather kept us from the summit. But I learned enough about the mountain to come back without a guide later, and took some nice pictures along the way. Time well spent.

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Galaxia Expeditions helped me put it all together very quickly and efficiently. I had popped in their office a few times before, making enquiries, so they already knew me.





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Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 18, 2012 10:44 am - Voted 10/10

Nice pictures

...of the evergreen "Blanca"!
Thanks for sharing.
ciao
silvia mazzani

rgg

rgg - Apr 18, 2012 11:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice pictures

Grazie, Silvia. You know, looking at these pictures makes me want to go back there! Won't be this year though, I've got other plans.
Ciao, Rob

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 18, 2012 11:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice pictures

I'd been there in 2007 for the last time... i also hope to go back one day.
ciao
silvia

rgg

rgg - Apr 18, 2012 11:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice pictures

Excellent plan! And do you remember the Vilcanota? I think it would be great to attempt some of those steep and rarely climbed mountains, so if you can get it organized, how about making it a very long trip and visit both ranges?

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Apr 18, 2012 11:46 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice pictures

It's a good idea, it requires at least a month. This year i have a shortest holidays' period... so i also have got an other plan, but next year we can talk about this one!
cheers
silvia

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