The Cordillera Blanca, with the its tropical mountains, highest of the world, represents an interesting destiny for the mountain climbers worldwide. It offers but of 200 summits of between 5,000 and 6,000 meters, with numerous and interesting layouts of all the difficulties and magnificos landscapes.
Aside from the most famous mountains, many possibilities have left for which less prefer frequented wilder ascents and.
Lima and travels until Huaraz:
The intercontinental flights usually arrive at Lima to last hour from afternoon what allows to connect directly with the passage, nocturnal in bus (exit to 21 h) and to arrive at Huaraz on the 5 h.
Lodging in Lima:
Our recommendation to lodge in Lima:
Inn of the Arts, Chota shred # 1460 Center of Lima, I telephone: 0051 1 4330031, htpp://arteswelcome.tripod.com, bristle of the terminal "Quilca" of Cruz del sur, whose proprietor a Dutch can enviarte a taxi to the airport (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Transport to Huaraz:
The passage costs 13$ plus a supplement if you take more than 20 kilos of luggage. The passage in taxi from the airport to the buses would have to cost about 10$ (bargaining.)
Mobil Tours, Paseo de la república 646. Lima. Ph. Lima: 332 0024, 332 0004. Ph. Huaraz: 722 555.
-Cruz del Sur, Jr.Quilca 531 Cercado de Lima. Ph. Lima: 425 0887. Ph. Huaraz: 724390.
-Ormeño S.A., Av.Carlos Zavala 177. Lima 1. Ph. Lima: 427 5679, Fax: 426 3810. Ph. Huaraz: 721 102.
-Expreso Cial, Jr.Cotabambas 299. Lima. Ph. Lima :428 5218, 426 7264. Ph. Huaraz: 729 253.
-Rodriguez S.A, Av.Roosevelt 354. Lima. Ph. 428 0506, 326 5724. Ph. Huaraz: 721 353.
Lodging in Huaraz:
In Huaraz a great variety of restaurants exists, pensions and shelters. Our favourite is:
Jr. Daniel Villaizán # 276 - Distrito de Independencia.
Huaraz - Ancash - Perú.
The Cordillera Blanca lodges tropical mountains more discharges of the world. Now we added that, to one hour of Huaraz, still it is possible to visit summits of more than 6,000 almost unknown ms, to scale solitary routes, to discover infinity of still virgin routes and that níngun does not make lack type of permission.
When To Climb
The climate of the cordillera blanca is influenced by the dry air coming from the desert zones of the west and by the humid air of the amazonicos forests of the east.
The best time for the andinismo is the dry season that hard of May to September. Still there is too much snow dust in May and June for the ascents of great altitude.
The months of July and August are indicated, generally with a alternancia of several days of time establey one or two of bad weather. Even so, the Boy has tendency to disturb this regularity.
The Quebrada Quilcayhuanca and Cayesh, ideal valley to become aclimated itself, of short and easy access. All vias is few frequented.
The camping base allows to accede to several wild and interesting summits.
The animal of load commonly used in the cordillera blanca is the donkey. Normally it can load with 30 0 40 kg, but this depends mainly of his master and the face of the client. To take control of the services of a carrier costs about 10$ to the day, more 5$ by donkey and day.
Although the approach to the campings broken bases of the different ones usually does not take more of a day, to do without the aid of these animals of load is an mystake.
The North faces are those that more sun receive (South hemisphere). They offer good conditions of hard snow during the first part of the day, but they tend to become.
The south is the equivalent one of the alpine North faces. The snow receives very little sun reason why almost never it gets to consolidate. To form separated runners by snow edges that sometimes reach even the vertical. The securing is problématico.
The cornices puenden to being very great and hang sometimes to both sides. Most of the edges they have cracks.
It is very difficult to determine the present state of the itineraries. The stranger and the improvisation are basic in andinismo.
Peru is at the moment the only country of Latin America that tien an Association of Mountain Guide recognized by the UIAGM. The house of of guide of Huaraz is closely together of the Seat of Arms; there you will be able informarte on the codiciones of the itineraries that but visits receive. Also it is the best place to find poteadores or carriers if you do not wish to better pass through an agency (if he is asi, pasate in the evening).
A guide costs about 90$ per day. Numerous European agencies also offer stays in the white mountain range, although you can be sure that it was called on to you to scale one of those amassed summits.
The mountain rescues have been reorganized and are responsibility of the policia now. It is not necessary to forget, nevertheless, that the helicopters never raise over the 4.500 meters and that therefore the rescues can take enough. Essential because to know the own ones you limit and to be prudent.