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CONCHUCOS
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26 mayo, 200828 febrero, 2019

CONCHUCOS

Around 50,000 people travel from Huaraz to visit the monumental pre-Inca site of Chavín de Huántar each year, taking the winding road over the Cordillera Blanca and through the Cahuish tunnel. About 49,500 then turn right around and return to Huaraz. The number of visitors is sure to multiply now that the notoriously bumpy and...

Touching the Void: Almost
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26 mayo, 200728 febrero, 2019

Touching the Void: Almost

Ishinca Base Camp Midnight: After a few hours of sleep, breakfast and equipment revision, we left to climb Tocllaraju. It was dark with a foreboding sense of something bad to come.We ascended slowly towards the moraine, arriving at the glacier at 3 am. Crista-Lee, my climbing partner, was in front. We crossed many deep crevasses...

Hey, you want to go to Peru?
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26 mayo, 200728 febrero, 2019

Hey, you want to go to Peru?

This is what my good friend and mentor Ramsay asked me on the drive back from a day of climbing, near our homes in Colorado. It was the mid-90’s, and I was a 20 year-old college student and aspiring mountain guide. Ramsay suggested I meet him in Peru to get some experience alpine guiding at...

Looked out across the upper
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26 mayo, 200728 febrero, 2019

Looked out across the upper

Llanganuco valley on a stormy day in June, 1985.It was one of those days when the clouds loom heavy and dark as they roll in full of moisture from the jungle. Sharon Wood and I were ivouacked beneath the southwest face of Chacraraju when it had begun to snow. All of May had given us...

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...

The art of getting high and returning to tell the story
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26 mayo, 200728 febrero, 2019

The art of getting high and returning to tell the story

An Alpine Climbing Guide for 21 years, I’ve been fortunate to travel the world in the quest for the perfect climb, mountain culture and scenery. Climbers often ask where I’d recommend they invest their time, the answer is easy: Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. No other place offers such a range of stunning...