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.
Nice acclimatization peak! Reached the summit with Tyler, Kaveh Silvia.
Had baaaaad AMS on this one, but it was the first of a month long trip. A good warm up with great views.
Easy snow climb.Nice views.
My first summit in Cordillera Blanca, wonderful views, perfect weather.
Long slog up in wet conditions, no view at summit. long steep descent. Not very rewarding but I know the view can be sweet sometimes.
did a warm up climb, but didn't use a guide book. not sure what we did...maybe a drastic variation of the normal? nice glacier travel and challenging. long way in carrying our gear for 7 days. use a darn donkey next time!!
First warm up climb for the rest of the trip in the Valley.
Woke up very early, was well worth getting the sunrise on Ranrapalca. The snow conditions could not have been better, a fun little climb. It was a nice mix of rock and snow. Took a little over 4 hrs taking our time. The views from the top were well worth it.
Started not quite early (7 a.m.) from Ishinca BC and were on the summit just before the midday, although have no acclimatisation. Perfect weather and snow conditions.
My friend Pau and I climbed this beautiful mountain after climb the neighbour Ishinca. Our second 5000.
Very beautiful the landscapes from the summit but I think Ishinca is quite beautiful to climb.
4'45 h up and down (3'30 up and 1'15 down)
Great acclimitization climb for the area. Steep ass hike out of base camp though. Great views of the peaks around Ishinca basecamp.
Started at 8AM and on summit at 10:30AM.
Seeing the snow's brightness in the night, the starry sky, hearing the silence.......It was unforgettable. Lobelia.
The weather was perfect - only sun and clear sky. Even no wind. Perfect snow condition and view from the summit. The green lake below is something stunning!
Did climb to the top without difficulties and hurry in 4 hours from the Base Camp.
Bad weather (this seems to be a common theme for me) with no views. A bit disappointing. More rock and less glaciated climbing than I expected.
My first 5,000 m peak. A great climb, but a lot of work on very little Os. Great views.
My second 5000 meters. A hard climb with snow before the glacier. Long but great experience and landscape (Copa, Tocllaraju, Ishinca, Ranrapalca,...). Really I was very tired after this mountain, but I was very very happy the next day.
Made it up to Urus Este after a long steep climb. Wonderful views, a rewarding climb
Leaving Base Camp at 4.350 meters around 3.15 h in the morning, we reached the summit at 7.45 h (4,5 hours), back down by 10.15 h.
Blue sky and beautiful views on the surrounding mountains.
Easy climb with some variation, rocks as well as snow.