Chopicalqui Climber's Log

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GlennMerrill

GlennMerrill - Aug 8, 2005 12:37 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Very enjoyable and interesting route.

soslaw

soslaw - Jul 5, 2005 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: South West Ridge Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!

Summited with my Peruvian guide, Aldo on a gloriously clear and calm morning just after sunrise with the moon just above the summit. 65-70 degree 100 meter pitch above the bergschrund The panarama of the Cordillera Blanca was fantastic. Five minutes after we summited, Brad Johnson (author of Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca) summited with 2 clients. Spent an enjoyable 20 minutes on top.

griebel

griebel - Mar 22, 2005 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: August 15-22, 2002  Sucess!

Our old guidebook said, "Allow 3 days to return to the road." We packed enough food for 4 days, and it took us 7. Fortunately, we greatly overestimated how much fuel we would need, and this was a life saver. The NW ridge involved lots of scary, loose, honeycombed snow. I thought I was going to die in a few places, but the position and exposure are absolutely spectacular!



Trip Report and more photos here:

http://www.climbingdreams.net/life/2002/peru/

davidbruder - Sep 12, 2004 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: sw-ridge Date Climbed: july 04  Sucess!

great climb with perfect view...did some variant and climed airy ridge to avoid avalanche-danger in upper section

david bruder&niv scott

jstanley

jstanley - May 17, 2004 5:24 pm

Route Climbed: southeast slopes / south ridge Date Climbed: 12 June 1971

Tom Marron and I climbed this peak from our base camp near the Yanganuca Lakes in near perfect weather. For the tragic aspects of this climb see the trip report.

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