Two of the most iconic mountains in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru,
Alpamayo. It is the gem of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Ever since it was first climbed in 1951, alpinists have been flocking to attempt its fluted Southwest Face. Many fledgling high altitude climbers consider this peak a culmination of their early climbing careers. It has often been named by climbers, magazines, and trekkers, “the most beautiful mountain in the world”.
About Huascarán Peak: Huascarán is the highest peak in Peru. This mountain has two summits: Huascarán North (6655 m) and the main summit, Huascarán South (6768 m). Many climbers dream of reaching the high summit of 6768 meters. Huascarán offers multiple routes to arrive at the highest point in Peru. Technically, the climb is not difficult, nevertheless, due to its elevation and risk of avalanches, it is a serious endeavor.
Observation: Huascarán South Summit (6,768 m) The conditions on all mountains change every year; Huascarán is no exception. The glacier between the first and second camps is receding, and as such, some years it is a challenge to get from high camp 1 to high camp 2 due to the crevasses and the large avalanches that may fall in the primary chute. Nevertheless, an ascent of Huascarán is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of mountaineering in the Andes.
Trip Information of Pisco
Grade: PD – Moderate snow climbs – Physically hard
Length: 3 Days
Route: W Ridge
Season: May – September
Trip Information of Alpamayo
Grade: D/ difficult snow and ice climbing
Length: 6/7 Days
Route: SW – French Direct
Season: June – September
Trip Information of Huascaran.
Length: 6 Days
Route: NW Face
Best Season: Mid June – August