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AlpamayoCordillera Blanca, PERU
Climbs 3 – Rocktype Ice – Altitude 5844m a.s.l – Faces ?
Climbs at this crag
Get to the head of the valley from Huaraz by taxi (expensive,) or take buses as close as you can go and take a taxi the remainder of the way (cheaper.) Donkeys and porters can be arrangesd here if required for the 1 long, or two slow days (better for acclimatising,) to the base camp, which has a long drop toilet, shop for basics (and beer!) where tents and bags can be left while at higher camps. Morraine camp is about 2 hours up from base camp and just before the glacier (good for acclimatising.) To get to high camp, head up the glacier and climb a gully just left of a rock buttress to the breathtaking view of the mountain from the col. Camp just over the col.