July 11, 2011
After a successful summit of Pisco and an excellent effort on Chopicalqui, our team has some great memories of a few weeks in the Cordillera Blanca. As they arrive home, another team has arrived in Huaraz to begin their mission, beginning with an attempt of Alpamayo's French Direct Route. Stay tuned. Here are some photos from the Pisco/Chopi expedition.
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July 8, 2011
We just thought we'd post a snapshot of Mike Stone and Will Renner on the summit of Pisco. There will be more to come. Right now they are back in town enjoying a well-deserved breakfast after high winds turned them around on Chopicalqui.02 Comments Write a Comment
July 6, 2011
After 3 days of rest and a bit of a storm in basecamp, the team began its move on Chopicalqui. Chopicalqui, at 20,848 feet is one of the biggest peaks in the Americas, and a true expedition peak. Climbing it entails placing three camps, carrying big loads on a big glacier with loads of crevasses, and wild summit day climbing on a knife-edge ridge, steep ice faces, and a double corniced finish....
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June 30, 2011
Alpenglow's Pisco and Chopicalqui Expedition is off to an excellent start. Yesterday the strong group made the decision to attempt the summit of Pisco direct from Cave Camp (14,200 feet), skipping the upper Moraine Camp at 16,000 feet. This made for a challenging 4,700 foot vertical ascent. The group left at 1:20 AM in perfect weather, quickly passing the moraine and getting onto the glacier....
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June 27, 2011
We just got word that the Pisco/Chopicalqui team is settled in at Pisco's Cave Camp. They've spent the last 2 days acclimatizing in the Llanganuco Valley below the peak, going out on day hikes and doing skills training. Today the team moved up to the grassy hanging valley immediately below the moraine and glacier of Pisco's South Face. The group is strong and enjoying good weather. Tomorrow they'...
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