/ climbing Objectives Bolivia and Peru
I'm interested in everything related to the logistics of exploring and climbing in these countries along with any suggestions of objectives (even locations of unclimbed peaks). Also if there are any places where your likely to pick up a partner!
Thanks in advance for the advice.
I'm recently back from a trip to Peru with John. I suggest you get in touch with him for info, he will be able to point you in the right direction and possibly help with logistics. He's on holiday at the moment though, so you won't get an immediate response.
Lots of peaks there, you might want to be a bit more specific and narrow down your areas for more precise beta.
From what I've climbed there?
Sajama and Parinacota are good for solos and they're high, easy and have no glaciers.
Illampu is a nice peak if you want something a bit steeper, but it has some glaciers. They would have been OK for a soloist when I was there but it was ages ago so could be different now.
Pequeno Alpamayo normal route has negligble crevasses from memory.
LaPaz was OK to find partners in city hostels, but not great, though it's over a decade since I was there.
Ausangate is beautiful area and a decent climb but has a few, probably solo-able, crevasses down in the icefall (June 2011). I've not been to Huaraz, but it's probably better to find partners there for the Blanca than finding partners in Cusco for Ausangate or other Vilcanota peaks.
The Cordillera Real will keep you going for a few weeks alright! Here's an account of out visit in 1972:
Have you seen "Bolivia: A Climbing" Guide by Yossi Brain?
The climbing season is July - August. Lovely place.
I will be in La Paz for climbing in September and I am looking for a partner to make easy and moderate routes, very similar that you thinking to do.
You have found anyone? Contact me here or fb
Thanks for the attention
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