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Cordillera Blanca with Mountain Madness

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