Sunrise Pano

Panorama taken from the Yanapaccha glacier while making our failed summit attempt.

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turistoalpinista

turistoalpinista - Oct 29, 2006 3:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

Interesting colors...looks like a good weather, so why didn't you reach the summit?

P.S.
Can you tell me, what's harder...?...Pisco or Yanapaccha?I guess Yanapaccha...
TA

packet

packet - Oct 30, 2006 1:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

The weather was excellent the entire time we were in Peru (7/1-7/17/06). Unfortunately a friend of mine that came climbing didn't tell us he wasn't feeling well on summit day and got sick on the way up Yanapaccha and ended up puking and dry heaving on the glacier. About half way up there's a large snow bridge we had to go over. I was the middle person in the rope team and felt a tug when I was moving, looked back and he was falling asleep where he stood and looked like he was about to fall off the snow bridge. So, we had a meeting and decided to turn around. By the time we got back to base camp it was around 9am and no one wanted to make another push.

Of the two mountains, Pisco is the easier to get to the top. Pisco doesn't require much front pointing while there are some fairly significant sections of Yanapaccha that require it. Yanapaccha is a nicer mountain to climb though as few people know it exists so there are few tracks on the glacier.

Sajama

Sajama - Oct 30, 2006 1:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Dream

This peak is like a beautiful dream!

mkpatrick

mkpatrick - Sep 13, 2007 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing

color, great shot.

Judd97

Judd97 - Dec 7, 2007 12:13 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Photo

Nice photo, but sorry to hear about your friend and the failed attempt. Better safe than sorry, as always. Way to use good judgment.

moshe

moshe - Mar 26, 2010 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

if not mistaken

its the 4 peaks of Huandoy.

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