All Peru expedition dispatches
Our “High peaks of Peru” team has assembled in the mountain town of Huaraz, Peru, after flying from Lima. A few days of acclimatization are in order befor the climbing begins! Looks like perfect weather!! Enjoy guys!!
Photo 1: the team
Photo 2: the Huaraz airport
Photo 3: a glimpse of the Cordillera Blanca
Chopicalqui and Pisco!
Join us in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru for some fantastic climbing on peaks up to nearly 6400m/21,000 ft. high. We will climb Pisco first (5752m/18,871ft), and then attempt the nearby Chopicalqui (6354m/20,846ft) second. The setting is spectacular, with these and many other jagged high peaks covered in snow, with lush meadows and grasslands below, in addition to crystal clear blue lakes. These peaks are excellent training for higher altitude climbs and are great for building upon technical climbing skills such as cramponing, rope travel, and ice axe technique. We have ample time for acclimatization and utilize high camps to position us for the summit attempts. This is one of our favorite programs in the Andes. The local Peruvians / Quechuas we work with are very positive and engaging, and we are blessed to share time with them in the mountains at our base camp and the high camps.