Gaining the NW ridge on Tocllaraju

Gaining the NW ridge on Tocllaraju

The most tricky part on climbing Tocllaraju was getting onto the northwest ridge. There were a couple of steep sections and a bergschrund or two to negotiate. Normally, climbers have to pass here in the dark, but because we hadn't heard our alarm, we were late. As it turned out, that wasn't a bad thing. It wasn't as cold as during the early hours in darkness, the weather was nice, and as a bonus I could take pictures of what we were doing! 1 July 2011.
on Mar 1, 2012 1:59 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing,  Scenery
Image ID: 778971


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andreeacorodeanu - Mar 1, 2012 2:59 am - Voted 10/10




rgg - Mar 1, 2012 3:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Thanks Andrea :-)


gimpilator - Mar 3, 2012 2:09 pm - Voted 10/10


SummitPost is lucky to have you as a member. I often enjoy seeing your new submissions. Thank you.



rgg - Mar 6, 2012 1:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Tocllaraju

Thanks Adam. Your contributions aren't too shabby either!
Cheers, Rob


jeremykjensen - Feb 1, 2013 12:15 am - Hasn't voted


Climbed this in the dark. Great pic in daylight conditions!


rgg - Feb 1, 2013 5:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Daylight

We had planned to start climbing around first light, much later than everybody else, and adding to that, we overslept more than an hour. Imagine that, oversleeping at 5200m!

But it all came together beautifully during the climb, and we got to see stuff like this :-).

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