Categoría: Climbing

Alpamayo To Everest
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22 mayo, 201728 febrero, 2019

Alpamayo To Everest

By: Ian Hibbert .- I am a mountaineer, adventurer and writer. I have been venturing to the world’s mountain ranges for many years in search of challenging fulfilment and inspiration. One of the best mountain ranges to more than satisfy that challenge is the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. I first came to Huaraz in 1989...

The southwest buttress of Taulliraju Cordillera Blanca, Peru
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24 mayo, 201628 febrero, 2019

The southwest buttress of Taulliraju Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Translated from the native Quechuan, Taulliraju means flower of Ice. It´s an apt description of a peak straight out of a climbers flight of fancy. Hovering over the ancient Incan pass of Punta Union like a crystal humming, the mountain itself is at its most alluring and mystical in late afternoon light, with clouds swirling...

The south face of trapecio the ayatollah´s wife
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24 mayo, 201628 febrero, 2019

The south face of trapecio the ayatollah´s wife

CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH, PERU The trek around Peru´s Cordillera Huayhuash is among the most engaging I´ve ever done, one of the the world´s classic walks. Beginning in Chiquian on the northwest side of the range, thecomplete 100 mile circumnavigation can be done in an extremely comfortable 10 to 15 days. There is fantastic fishing in lakes...

PUCAHIRCA: Northwest Face, The “Character” of the Climb
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24 mayo, 201628 febrero, 2019

PUCAHIRCA: Northwest Face, The “Character” of the Climb

It was amazing to climb with young and competent Thaddeus Josephson from Bozeman, Montana. He is such a strong climber. He was totally new to multi-day, high altitude climbing. Yet, he rose to the challenge every day and met our huge project with grace, good humor and stamina. He was impressive. Thaddeus had little background...

La Esfinge, rock men and names
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24 mayo, 201528 febrero, 2019

La Esfinge, rock men and names

On the first map of the Cordillera Blanca, made in 1932 by Philipp Borchers, Hans Kinzl, Edwin Schneider, Bernard Lukas and other members of the expedition of the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs, there is a 5325-meter-high peak located just west of the “Aguja Nevada”. In 1938 this cartographic point received the name of “Cerro...

Chopicalqui East Face, the first ascent
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24 mayo, 201228 febrero, 2019

Chopicalqui East Face, the first ascent

The light from my headlamp followed the rope down the steep ice runnel until it disappeared into the darkness below me. My climbing partner, who was following, did not have a light to climb with, his batteries had died a few hours earlier. In a way it was like watching your fishing line disappear into...

Jack Roberts, Renaissance Climber
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24 mayo, 201028 febrero, 2019

Jack Roberts, Renaissance Climber

My first date with Jack, 26 years ago, involved a long conversation about Peru and the Andes. I spent a year travelling by myself in Peru and Bolivia in 1981, and he seemed intrigued by a woman who would do such a thing. The fact that I climbed as well…even better! In return, he told...

Simple twist of fate
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26 mayo, 200728 febrero, 2019

Simple twist of fate

As the bus from Lima crested the Cordillera Negra, I got my first glimpse of the snow-capped peaks that brought me to Huaraz. Several tourists quickly grabbed cameras to snap photos in the fading evening light but I just sat and marveled as I knew this would just be the beginning of the adventure of...