Ascension of Alpamayo, Peru
Peru is great to discover. It offers breathtaking landscapes: the oceanic coast, tropical forests, high alpine plateaus, its colourful and welcoming people and its history which has fascinated more than one. Our trip will focus on the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. This mountain range is located in the northern region of the country.
It culminates more than 6750m and counts not less than 25 peaks over 6000m. Conditions encountered in these mountains are variable. An impressive phenomenon in this region is the formation of soft snow ridge that hold at 60 ° of inclination which is unbelievable until you are standing next to them. The Cordillera Blanca has several impressive mountains.
For this trip we will go to the Santa Cruz area to live the experience of a true mountain expedition. We will focus our efforts on two of the most beautiful mountains.
Location : Cordillera Blanca, Pérou
Duration : 16 days
Cost: 3750 $
Ratio : 3 clients / 1 guide
Level : Intermediate / advance
- 5 nights in hotel
- 9-10 nights camping
- Ground transportation
- Food on mountain
- Collective equipment
- Québec certified guide
- Day 1 : Flight Montreal/Lima
- Day 2 : Departure to Huaraz
- Day 3 : Exploration of Huaraz
- Day 4 : Visites Laguna Churup
- Day 5: Trek to Llamacorral camp (3800M)
- Day 6: Trek to Paria basecamp
- Day 7: Ascend of Mont Paria (5600M)
- Day 8: Rest and preparation for advanced camp
- Day 9 : Moraine camp (4900m)
- Day 10 : col camp (5400m)
- Day 11: Ascent of Alpamayo (5947m)
- Day 12: Return to base camp
- Day 13: Day of reserve
- Day 14: Trek back to Cashapampa and evening in Huaraz
- Day 15: Last day in Huaraz, night transport to Lima
- Day 16 : return flight
Altitude: 5947 m
Route: Ferrari route
Duration: 10 from the col camp
Alpamayo has already been named the most beautiful mountain in the world! A snow pyramid with a perfect shape; it lives up to this title. It is like the typical image of a mountain in our imagination. Alpamayo sees its fair share of ascents every year even though it is not one of the easier mountains in the region. To reach the summit we will climb the Ferrari Route that cuts through the center of the southwest face. Most of the route the goes up a snow and ice couloirs at an angle of 55-60°. There are two difficult sections to pass. One is 10 meters at 80° and another at 65° to reach the summit. We will descent by the same route doing a series of rappels.
(PLAN B, if the conditions on Alpamayo are not good)
Altitude: 6040 m
Route: West ridge
Duration: 11 hours from the col camp
Even though this mountain is a little higher than Alpamayo, the route is a little easier but just as spectacular. It offers a great view of Alpamayo and is a good preparation for the next day’s climb.
We will climb up long snow slopes at 45° to reach the summit ridge. The ridge will lead us to the summit with sections at 55° and an impression of void, because we will often see both the north and south faces at once on each side of our feet. Simply amazing!
These are the objectives we will try, but as every good mountaineer knows, the weather, route conditions and the physical shape of the climbers may decide otherwise. This means there is a possibility that we will have to change or give up certain objectives. However, we will do everything we can to make sure you get an unforgettable experience.
- Air Transportation
- Personal expenses
- Meals in town
- Travel insurance
- Tip for the guide
- Personal equipment
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