Urus Este Climber's Log

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jdw10

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

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

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

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

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

Normal Route  Sucess!

Good acclimatizer...beautiful area.

ywardhorner

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:
http://www.summitpost.org/ramblings-of-a-cordillera-blanca-trip/909765

Vivyenne

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

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

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

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

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.

AlbertoRampini

AlbertoRampini - 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

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

First Peruvian Peak!  Sucess!

Great weather, no crevasses. :P

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Jul 2, 2011 10:56 pm

Standard I suppose  Sucess!

Fun climb to a great little summit. Watched an avalance on Palcaraju from the top... very nice!

rgg

rgg - Jul 2, 2011 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2011

From unlikely to success  Sucess!

Early in the morning, the cloud cover was only a few hundred meters above the refuge. We waited. Not long after 9am, we headed out anyway, not expecting to summit, but sitting indoors doesn´t help either, and my partner needed more altitude to get better acclimatized. Not long after 10am, the sun got strong enough to dissolve the clouds, and we ended up making it all the way to the summit.

In fact, the day before we had discussed traversing from Urus Este to Urus Central, but that was not possible anymore, for three reasons:

1) The ridge leading down from Urus Este in the direction of Central didn´t look very inviting, so we would have to descend the normal route for quite a while, then go around Este and head for Central. Should I try for Urus Central again, I´ll go directly instead of over Urus Este. In fact, Central looks rather steep from the east as well as from the south, so I would aim for the col between Urus Oeste and Central, and try to climb Central from the west. That ridge didn´t look to bad.

2) had the traverse along the ridge from Este to Central been a not too difficult route, we might have had enough time, but now that that route seemed too hard, we didn´t.

3) we were kinda tired anyway.

iechegar

iechegar - Jun 1, 2011 2:10 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Route Climbed: Normal  Sucess!

Made it to the top at 9:00 am under extremely windy conditions but clear sky. Wonderful views of surrounding peaks. Great conditions with summit almost completely covered in snow and less rocky than seen on previous years.

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