Urus Este Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow - Mar 19, 2024 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2019

First day acclimatization climb  Sucess!

Straightforward from base camp. Snow was perfect texture to not need crampons.

HansDN - Jun 1, 2022 8:00 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2022

Urus Este  Sucess!

Good weather. Fresh icy snow during the night made the short rocky passage before the glacier more difficult in the ascend and descend. Snow on the glacier was soft and mushy. Start at 4:30am, 3h45 to summit and 2h to descend. Only one other rope team on the mountain.

C2C outing:


Walkoutnow - Jun 28, 2018 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2018

Urus  Sucess!

Quite the windy day. Other than that, a good, straightforward climb. Snow was powdery, creating more work. Decent was a beating down the steep, loose rocked, sometimes muddy route in which the valley never seemed to get any closer, lol. Lots of climbers on the MT this day.


jdw10 - Jul 9, 2017 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016

First Peru Summit  Sucess!

Great first summit in the Ishinca Valley. Absolutely beautiful area!!


sroot - May 26, 2017 8:38 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2017

First Peruvian Summit  Sucess!

Absolutely terrible weather in the Ishinca Valley but we managed to at least get on top of Urus! An easy and absolutely beautiful climb..


NatureGirl - Nov 26, 2016 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

normal route  Sucess!

first mountain on our Peru 2016 trip, great start! and the best of all, we were alone.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - May 24, 2016 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014

Standard Route  Sucess!

Due to being very sick, the summit ending was a bit of a struggle. I had to rest near the Refugio for a few days. In addition to this I had never been to 17K before. This is a great warm up peak for the Peruvian Andes. The views were outstanding!


HeyItsBen - May 9, 2016 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

Short day  Sucess!

Carried our boots in our packs and wore runners up to the snow line (~16.5k if I remember correctly). Perfect for our first peak in Peru, short and steep and close to basecamp.


hunterslee - Feb 15, 2016 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2015

Normal Route  Sucess!

Good acclimatizer...beautiful area.


ywardhorner - Jul 10, 2015 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015

Good Acclimatization  Sucess!

snow was in good condition and not as steep as the guidebook said it would be.

viktor vaughn

viktor vaughn - Jan 29, 2015 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013

good acclimatisation climb

Nice view from the summit. Very fun climb.
July 2013 was very stable weatherwise in the Cordillera Blanca. Our team managed to climb Urus, Ichinca, Toclaraju (through the Bergshrund route), Huascaran Sul and Chopicalqui. We had to abandon halfway up the Pisco due to very bad weather.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 21, 2014 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014

After Tocllaraju  Sucess!

For some added fun. See trip report:


Vivyenne - Aug 15, 2014 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Day climb  Sucess!

Bad weather postponed the planned night hike for the following day. Some mixed terrain to gain the summit.


markthejock - Jul 13, 2014 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

The Tourist Route  Sucess!

As mentioned previously, not the most exciting mountain but a good acclimatisation peak with decent views and not too tiring. Conditions were good allowing my partner and I to be back to the tent at base camp in around five and a half hours at a very steady pace.


Cissa - May 22, 2014 9:57 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2014

Variation of the Normal Route  Sucess!

Took a detour a little to the left of the normal route, following a buttress, just for a little more fun. Decent acclmatization, but not very fun.


Jake - Jun 24, 2013 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

Urus   Sucess!

Climbed Urus with Jacek R. from the Base Camp. Nice and easy, good to acclimatise.


Cal - Jun 18, 2013 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

Kind of Chato  Sucess!

Long hike up a ridge from the Ishinca valley to a very short, crevasse-free snow field. As an acclimation peak or for a first-time it's cool, but Vallunaraju and Ishinca are more fun.

Alberto Rampini

Alberto Rampini - Dec 13, 2012 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2002

Normal route from Quebrada Ishinca  Sucess!

Good route and awesome peak.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Oct 5, 2011 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2002

Urus Este Normal Route

A nice route with fine views useful to acclimatize.


andret - Aug 13, 2011 7:24 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

First Peruvian Peak!  Sucess!

Great weather, no crevasses. :P

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