Andes in February

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Andes in February

by Scott » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:35 am

Does anyone want to do a few climbs in the Andes in late February? I'm open to any peaks I haven't already done. I have some free plane tickets I have to use.

Some ideas:

Uturunco
Juncal
El Plomo
Volcan Maipo
Marmolejo
Volcan San Jose
Ollagüe
Aucanquilcha
Sierra Nevada del Cocuy

I would like to do something like Tronador, but I'm guessing that anything heavily glaciated would have really broken up glaciers that late in the season? Thus the idea of something not as heavily glaciated. Maybe the Cocuy or Juncal would still be good even though heavily glaciated? :?:

Southern Patogonia would be great, but I'd rather wait for that region until I had time for a longer trip.

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Re: Andes in February

by seano » Tue May 19, 2020 2:31 am

Hah, I wish I had seen this when you posted it! I did Marmolejo around February, and while there was some crevasse-hopping and penitente-dodging, it wasn’t so bad. The normal route on Juncal, however, was a mess even in December. Getting to the upper glacier sucks with all the shrunken ice.

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