Open Season in the Cordillera Blanca!
The main objective — Alpamayo. MM Collection
Alpamayo climbs incredible, steeply fluted faces on what is considered the most beautiful mountain in the world, sharing that distinction alongside Nepal’s Ama Dablam. This summer we have three teams aiming for Peru’s most sought after objective. Team #1 is currently walking into base camp and Marc Ripperger reports all is good in the Cordillera Blanca.
Marc Ripperger photo
Stunning landscapes in Peru. Marc Ripperger photo
After a whirlwind of delayed flights out of the states, they arrived in Huaraz, Peru. Longtime MM climber Jeff D. and Marc enjoyed the surrounding Peruvian scenery with several amazing acclimatization hikes, including a climb of 17,800 meter Huamashraju, a peak of ice and mixed climbing.
Jeff D. on Huamashraju. Marc Ripperger photo
They’re excited to head out to the Santa Cruz Valley to tackle Alpamayo next!
View from the summit of Huamashraju. Marc Ripperger photo