Nice climbing and great views from the top.
Beautiful mountain with precious glacier. The dawn in the glacier of Ishinca with the view of the orange-yellow color of the Nevados that were surrounding me is one of the best experience that I've lived in the mountains. Hard and great day. My highest summit for the moment (I wish to return to Cordillera Blanca someday to climb other mountains like Pisco, Alpamayo, Tocllaraju...).
The most beautiful mountains of the world are in the Andes of Peru, I'll return, I'm sure.
A long rewarding climb, wonderful views. Our group made a traverse of Ishinca (going up via NE ridge and back via the normal NW route). It won't be easy to forget the beauty of that dawn on the glacier.
Started from Base camp at 2:30 am and climbed up through the left ridge and went down the right side towards the Rarapalca-Ishinca Col. Great mountain for aclimatization and beautiful views!!
Leaving the Base Camp at 4.350 meters at 3.45 in the morning, we reached the summit around 10 o'clock.
Luckily we had the mountain to ourselves on this beautiful sunny day (incredible views on a.o. Toclaraju).
Easy climb but not to be underestimated if not sufficiently acclimatised (which was the case). Many thanks to Roger for helping me reach the summit.
Climbed to the summit in 3.5 hrs from the very nice hut at 5000m. Staying at the hut made for a nice, easy day and allowed for some good acclimatization. Lots of clouds rolled in from the south soon after I reached the ridge, so views weren´t that great. Overall, a very easy climb with a nice steep section to reach the summit (10m, 60 degrees). My partner Tony Lombardo also reached the summit.
Felipe and I enjoyed the climb very much. And luckly we were the only ones in the mountain that day.
Climbed with Micah Lambeth next day after Urus Este. Similar weather - foggy valley floor then ascended into sunshine. Took route name too seriously and got off-route, heading straight up to col, traversing east ridge on other side, then crossing over top and connecting with normal route before final ascent to summit. Small bergschrund just before summit but not difficult. Like Urus, nicely defined summit. Descended via normal route.