This was about the hardest alpine climb I have done. The snow was quite icy/hard. Also easy ice and Class 3 scrambling is hard above 17,000. Definitely learned some mental toughness here.
Climbed this beautiful mountain with a group of 9 people where one had to turn around due to fatigue.
Starter the summit push from base camp at 00:45 and the group stood at top 08:15. The weather was clear and windy, but once at the summit the mountain welcomed us with no wind at all.
Had to wait out a short blizzard on the false summit, but as we were climbing the final summit ridge, we were greeted with beautiful clearing skies! Excellent views from the top.
Perfect weather up the knife edge ridge...Beautiful Mountain!
First atempt was in 2014 in october almost out of season and we did not success due to the snow. I came back this year with more experience, we decide to try to summit via direct route and we success!!!!.
Is a beautiful route, the snow was not in the best condition but it was possible to progress.
great conditions on the mountain, a marvellous climb with a great team!
Fun climbing along the ridge to the summit.
A good little climb. Set up a quick rappel on the way down but otherwise a straight forward mountain. We used this as a training run for Condoriri, but be prepared to be really tired the after.
Amazing climb.. good exposure on both sides of the ridge.....
Attempted this peak the second day we arrived in Bolivia. My friend Mike Chen made it to the summit, but I got sick at the base camp and skipped the climb.
Four hours tent to summit. Wonderful conditions and a gorgeous route, first one to the top for the day made for a very cool experience. Climbed unroped and light the entire way, with just one rappel on descent. This is one little peak which I will definitely visit again given the chance.
the summit ridge was pretty steep and icy. For a non ice climber like me, it was plenty exciting. I was happy our guide placed some ice screws. Certainly worth taking an ice tool if you are doing lead climbing or going solo. The traverse from Tarija is not too bad but there is one snow bridge that will disappear soon.
A beautiful climb, only 1 other party of 3 on the mountain. Fantastic!
I was miserable most of the climb because I got a terrible bug the night before leaving to the trailhead. Honestly, the approach killed me since my body was in such bad shape from not being able to hold food or water down, but somewhere along the climb, my body kicked into gear and I felt much better after the summit. We planned to do Condoriri the following day, but the two other men in my party got sick just as I got better. Just a reminder that sealed water bottles don't necessarily mean bottled water.
A beautiful peak, with a great final ridge. lots of fun
The biggest deal is to get till Tarija, than its nice walkup. With my friend we had beautiful day.
Climbed the normal route, easy and fun.
Pequeño Alpamayo climbing at 5,370m. me and my friend victor have climbed the wall of small alpamayo and We returned via the normal route .it was very nice and excelent .
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Awesome day in the Cordillera Blanca
You mean...cordillera real, Bolivia.
Blanca is in Peru.