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Peru with Mountain Madness

Chopikalki and Ishinka Expedition Off to a Great Start

MM Guide Juliana Gar­cia writes in to report that all six clients have arrived in Peru for the Chopakal­ki and Ishin­ka expedition.

Group wel­come dinner.

They’ve fin­ished two days of acclima­ti­za­tion hikes; the first to Wilca­cocha Lake and Cordillera Negra near Huaraz, the sec­ond to Chu­rup Lake at 14,000 feet. Every­one is feel­ing great and full of ener­gy as they look for­ward to the next six days in the Ish­in­ca Valley.

Tak­ing a scenic break with some local wildlife.

Get­ting some alti­tude for acclimatization.

Clear turquoise waters of Chu­rup Lake.

The group at Chu­rup Lake, 14,000 ft/​4450 m.

~MM Guide Juliana Gar­cia, words and photos