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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June 26, 2011
The team checked in yesterday from Pisco base camp. They are safe and sound, breathing well and feeling strong at roughly 12,500'. They will do a carry up to Cave Camp (14,000') today and return back to BC for the night. It sounds like everyone is having a great time so far and we'll plan on hearing details from them in the next day or two.00 Comments Write a Comment
June 21, 2011
For the fourteenth year in a row, Alpenglow's guides will be leading groups on the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. The season begins tomorrow with lead guide Jaime Avila meeting the Pisco and Chopicalqui group in Lima. These two peaks are a great next step to our introductory high altitude climbs. Each of the mountains require three camps as the team moves up from the green valleys to the...
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