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Chopakalki and Ishinca Valley

Tag Three Summits to Almost 21,000 Feet / 6400 Meters

Ele­gant cor­niced ridges, del­i­cate­ly flut­ed ice faces, emer­ald green lakes and invit­ing val­leys make the Cordillera Blan­ca a climber’s par­adise. Sharp­en your cram­pons and ice axes and get ready some trop­i­cal snow and ice. These moun­tains con­tain some of the great­est ver­ti­cal relief to be found out­side the Himalayas, and offer climb­ing chal­lenges equal to those found in the great ranges of the world — and Chopakal­ki is among the most beau­ti­ful in the range and goal wor­thy of any alpinist.

This clas­sic expe­di­tion is well suit­ed to advanced begin­ner and inter­me­di­ate climbers, espe­cial­ly those with future goals on big­ger peaks of the Himalayas. The climbs offer mod­er­ate glac­i­er climb­ing chal­lenges with occa­sion­al route find­ing dif­fi­cul­ties through crevassed areas, and just enough steep snow and ice sec­tions to keep things inter­est­ing for strong begin­ner-inter­me­di­ate lev­el climbers.

Price

  • Chopakal­ki and Ishinca

    $3,875 – 17 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $400

Dates

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Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Lima, Peru on Day 1. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.

Equipment

  • Chopakal­ki and Ishinca

    $3,875

    17 Days / Includes trav­el time

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Elevation

Neva­do Chopakal­ki 20,817 ft / 6345 m

Neva­do Ish­in­ca 18,143 ft / 5530 m

Neva­do Urus 17,777 ft / 5420 m

Route

West Ridge of Chopikalki

Difficulty

Intermediate

Climbers should be comfortable on 45 degree snow/ice slopes, climbing on exposed ridges and/or 5.6-5.7 rock climbing experience depending on the objective. You should have a past climbing experience with proven skills.

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