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Peru’s Cordillera Blanca season wrap-up

Old clas­sics and excit­ing new sum­mits were reached this sea­son with four teams vis­it­ing the Blan­ca, what many con­sid­er to be the most stun­ning range out­side of the Himalaya. The some­times funky equa­to­r­i­al snow con­di­tions dur­ing the sea­son cre­at­ed some dif­fi­cult con­di­tions, but Yana­pac­cha, Pis­co Oeste, Arteson­ra­ju, and Toclara­ju were climbed. Our last team on Chopakal­ki hit some high winds that turned them around oh so close to the sum­mit. Cer­tain­ly the sea­son’s high­light though was an ascent of Artesonraju.

Mean­while, our next Inca Trail trip will be under­way ear­ly Octo­ber with par­tic­pants also tak­ing advan­tage of our new Ama­zon exten­sion in a jun­gle lodge- check out the link below.

Join us in Peru in 2012 with an Expe­di­tion, Trek or com­bi­na­tion Trek or Climb! Click on your adven­ture to see our 2012 dates:

Yana­pac­cha and Chopakal­ki
Alpa­mayo and Quitara­ju
Ran­ra­pal­ca Chico and Toclara­ju
Inca Trail Trek
Inca Trail Deluxe
Cordillera Blan­ca Trek or Climb
Ausan­gate Trek or Climb
Machu Pic­chu and Ama­zon Extensions

Sum­mit day on Arteson­ra­ju. Joshua Jar­rin photo

The route on Arteson­ra­ju. Joshua Jar­rin photo

Sun­rise over the Blan­ca on Arteson­ra­ju. Joshua Jar­rin photo

Sum­mit day on Yana­pac­cha. Jonathan Wal­ters photo

Sum­mit of Arteson­ra­ju- con­grats to Jonathan and Joshua! Jonathan Wal­ters photo

Arteson­ra­ju. Jonathan Wal­ters photo

Big air in the Blan­ca! MM collection. 

On Pis­co Oeste. MM collection 

Chopakal­ki- one of the Blan­ca’s best objec­tives at just under 21,000-ft.! MM collection 

On Toclara­ju. MM collection