Maparaju Climber's Log

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Monster5 - Aug 1, 2016 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

Maparaju  Sucess!

Conditions range from F to PD. Good acclim hike, no major crevasse crossings at the time.


Jake - Jul 16, 2016 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2016

Challenging   Sucess!

Definitely more challenging then described in some of the books. The route is changed now and we had to climb some easy rock before the summit. Not many people in the valley gives you a good feeling of remoteness, fantastic views as usual in Cordillera Blanca.

Brian C

Brian C - Jun 25, 2013 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Bad snow and bad weather  Sucess!

Climbed it on a weird weather day on a weird weather season. Not a single sign of any other people. For an "easy" route, I was surprised to find challenging route finding and relatively steep snow (50ish degrees). Very good day overall though!

Alberto Rampini

Alberto Rampini - Sep 2, 2012 9:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

Foggy weather.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Aug 23, 2011 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

Maparaju Normal Route  Sucess!

A nice ascent, Quebrada Cayesh is a lonely and wild place.


bighornmonkey - Jul 3, 2011 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

Rocky summit seamed higher

I can´t say I reached the real summit though I got really close. I got the the top of the "snow" summit but as I stood there, it seemed like the rock outcrop 200m away was slightly higher (by 3 or 5 meters). To reach it however was more technical that I had the equipment for at the time.


rgg - Jun 20, 2011 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Marginal weather  Sucess!

Early in the morning, it was drizzling. I abandoned the planned early start. Around eight or so I headed out anyway, figuring I could always return if things got too bad.
By the time I got to the glacier, things started to improve. I could still see the old trails, so small was the total amount of new snow. The glacier was easy going, but the summit was very small and exposed. I carefully worked my way to what seemed the highest point, but as it appeared corniced, I didn´t dare to stand on top of it with both feet, just one.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Jun 15, 2011 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

Acclimatization Peak  Sucess!

we got to the corniced ridge but it doesn't seem to be higher than the rock outcrop...


Andinista - Nov 28, 2008 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005


Maparraju is a good mountain for the acclimatisation process, it is in a valley not very frequented by the mountain climbers and has very good views of many snow-covered very great among them the mitico cayesh


boisedoc - Jul 20, 2008 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

foggy  Sucess!

most of our group made it to the top successfully. Fairly busy mountain. Unfortunately too foggy for many views. Overall fairly straightforward snow climb with a few crevasses to cross.

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