/ Treking peaks in Peru - Huaraz
Ishinca Valley for Ishinca and Urus? Can she handle the white stuff (not that type!)?
aye the Ishinca valley looks like a good place to go. Sounds like its strightforward to get there from Huaraz and ther are easy and relativley low objectives. Has anyone climbed any of the Urus peaks or Ishinca?
I had to turn back at the ishinca glacier due to poor aclimatisation but managed to climb urus the next day.
These are basicly trekking peaks, long slogs up easy glaciated slopes however acclimatisation is everything. I would recomend two days in teh base camp before attempting the major peaks. some acclimatise better than others but two days should have you in condition.
You could give toclaraju a bash too if you have time, although this is more of a climb and we didnt magage that one either.
Peru is awesome, you will have a blast
Has anyone climbed anything around the Cusco area? Again I would be looking for treking peaks.
If you're planning any trekking or climbing in the Andes I can strongly recommend the trekking and climbing guides by John Biggar. Lovely guy, who will happily personally respond to any questions you may have too...
> Has anyone climbed anything around the Cusco area? Again I would be looking for treking peaks.
No, but I have done Urus, Ishinca and Tocclaraju. The first two are simple, about Scottish I/II. The second has a short section of III snow after the bergshrund.
Arequipa has El Misti and Chachani, which may interest you. Look at Summitpost for more info.
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