Some pics from our trip to the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

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by fatdad » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:11 pm

Sweet! Some of those summits look absolutely surreal. Makes me sad I never got a chance to head down there.

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by albanberg » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:20 pm

fatdad wrote:Sweet! Some of those summits look absolutely surreal. Makes me sad I never got a chance to head down there.


Thanks!

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by Luciano136 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:02 pm

fatdad wrote:Sweet! Some of those summits look absolutely surreal. Makes me sad I never got a chance to head down there.


It's not too late :) ! One of the guys in our group was 60 and made it! Peru is pretty inexpensive for what you get. A similar trip to the Himalaya would be a LOT more!

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by BHunewill » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:55 am

Amazing sunset pics, very impressive. Just curious, what did these climbs cost? I met a guy in Huaraz, Peru when I was there January '09 who had traveled from Texas all the way down to Peru. He saved some money and had hired a guide for $200/day. It was the off season I think and I was curious if those were discount rates or the norm.

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by attimount » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:15 am

amazing pictures

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by Luciano136 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:07 pm

BHunewill wrote:Amazing sunset pics, very impressive. Just curious, what did these climbs cost? I met a guy in Huaraz, Peru when I was there January '09 who had traveled from Texas all the way down to Peru. He saved some money and had hired a guide for $200/day. It was the off season I think and I was curious if those were discount rates or the norm.


That's actually pretty high. About $100-$150/day.

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by BHunewill » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:36 am

That's very interesting. It's possible that I misunderstood him, maybe he meant $200 for a couple of days. This guy was a serious budget traveler, he temporarily ran out of money in Equador and spent a few days camping on a beach eating peanut butter and bananas until somebody sent some money.

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by dclimb14me » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:05 am

Absolutely spectacular. I want to go...now.

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by sharperblue » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:03 pm

FortMental wrote:Quit screwin' around....and put together a trip report. Or at least an album!


no doubt!

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by albanberg » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:54 pm

FortMental wrote:Quit screwin' around....and put together a trip report. Or at least an album!


lol, I looked at that "album" widget and it didn't really make sense to me. Was thinking about a couple of trip reports. Maybe I will get to it since you're asking...lol

And thanks!

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by albanberg » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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by albanberg » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:56 pm

BHunewill wrote:Amazing sunset pics, very impressive. Just curious, what did these climbs cost? I met a guy in Huaraz, Peru when I was there January '09 who had traveled from Texas all the way down to Peru. He saved some money and had hired a guide for $200/day. It was the off season I think and I was curious if those were discount rates or the norm.


Yeah, it should be about half of that unless you pick an expensive tour company.

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by albanberg » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:11 am

sharperblue wrote:
FortMental wrote:Quit screwin' around....and put together a trip report. Or at least an album!


no doubt!


Ok, I did another trip report on Chopicalqui...even though I didn't summit:

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... irm_post=7

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