Ridge Northeast

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Ancash, Peru, South America
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Time Required:
A long day

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Ridge Northeast
Created On: Aug 18, 2004
Last Edited On: Jul 5, 2009


For approach to Quebrada Ishinca see the main page.

Route Description

You must follow initially the same way of the normal route across the river and for the path of the hillside but in the route to south you must to descent to the Lake Ishinca (path with cairns) but before the lake the path goes to the glacier north. The entry to the glacier is pronounced with hard ice and needs effort in zig-zag to gain height and to avoid the crevasess (breaks) in the ice. After a long time we reach a little col with a unnamed peak in the ridge of 5300m. The ridge NE is very cracked but is not complicated. After a short walk-up in the snow we reach the bottom of the access to the summit. The last ramp to the summit after the ridge is hard with slope of 55ยบ for 40 meters but easy (pictures of ramp of snow: #1, #2).

Descent advisbale it's for the SW route.

This route is very popular but still the normal SW is the most frequented.

More pictures of route NE: #3, #4.

Essential Gear

Rope and harness for the glacier. Crampons, ice-axe, sun-glasses, water,...