Cordillera Blanca June 2012
Posted by Cal on Feb 22, 2012
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Dates: Jun 15, 2012 through Jul 4, 2012
City or Place: Cordillera Blanca
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Categories: Hiking, Mountaineering
Partner Status: Want Partners
I'll be in the Huaraz area between 6/15- 7/05, first acclimating on a mini backpack to Laguna Churup, then Ishinca, Tocllaraju, Ranrapallca, Pisco y Chopicalqui if I can fit it all in. I've been talking to a guide I found on the Casa de Guias website about this itinerary but there is no contract drawn yet, that is, if I can get away with at least doing the easy ones (Ishinca or Pisco) with a partner, we will both save money.
On my experience...Oregon/Washington Cascades (my home), little bit of the Alps & Mont Blanc, some of the Rockies, some of the Sierras. I am adept at the drudgery, meaning I've never done any technical ice-climbing but I'll be sampling some of it on Ranrapalca. Most of my ability is centered around the art of a steady upward progression, coupled with not falling into a crevasse or getting out of one if you do, so complimentary tech-ax skills would be welcome in a partner!
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