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Name: Peru - Cordillera Blanca (1 month)
Starts: Sun Jun 20, 2010
Return: Thu Jul 22, 2010

Registration opens: Mon Nov 30, 2009
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: B3 - C5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 0

Organizer: Francis St Pierre & Bill Maurer
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Participant Information
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to climb some of the majestic peaks of the Cordillera Blanca range of Peru.
  • We are flying with Continental Airlines via Houston departing on June 20th and returning on July 22nd. This is the optimal climbing period for this area.
  • The climbing is mostly snow/ice mountaineering at altitudes between 5,000m and  7,000m. Primary technical difficulty of the climbs we are planning are up to AD- with some potential for brief sections above this.
  • The ideal group size is around 4 to 6 people. Prior mountaineering experience is a must; high altitude experience is preferable. Priority to BCMC members.
  • Peru is not very expensive. The budget for this trip is $2,000 per person. Airfare is approximately $1,050 and in-country costs are expected to be around $950 (includes permits, ground transportation, hotels, food, restaurants...).
  • The cordillera blanca is a fantastic destination. The scenery is impressive; the local culture is interesting; the weather is dependable; the area is safe; the people are friendly; and the climbing is fun.
  • We will be doing 4 to 7 day excursions from our base in Huaraz, a pleasant town to relax in with a full complement of provisions.
  • Expect to climb at least 3 - 6,000m peaks on this trip.

Candidates include:

Llanganuco Valley
  • Pisco Oeste - 5,751m - SW Slopes - PD 
  • Yanapaccha - 5,460m - West Face - PD+
  • Chopicalqui - 6,345m - SW Ridge - PD+/AD-
  • Huandoy Oeste - 6,356m - NE Ridge - AD-

Ishinca Valley

  • Ishinca - 5,530m - NW Slopes or SW Ridge - PD- 
  • Urus Este - 5,420m - SE Slopes to E Ridge - PD-
  • Tocllaraju - 6,032m - NW Ridge - AD- (D summit pyramid)

Quilcayhuanca Valley

  • Andavise - 5,400? - SW ridge? - PD
  • Chinchey - 6,222m - W Face to N Ridge - PD+/AD-

Honda Valley area

  • Copa - 6,188m - W Slopes - PD

We currently have 3 open spots left. Let us know if you're interested.

Francis St Pierre, francis_stpierre at telus.net, 604-224-0502
Bill Maurer, billm at millsoft.ca, 604-789-2172

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