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. Snow conditions are reportedly excellent this year in Peru, and the team moved well on the glacier with good technical skills.