Peru Climbing : Huascaran 6,768m
Climbing program : Climbing Huascaran 6768m
Difficulty : Technical
Timing : 7 Days
The Huascaran Mountain is the highest mountain of Peru, and the highest of any mountains located in the tropics. It is the principal objective of many experience climbers that visit the Cordillera Blanca. Although not especially technical but the altitude makes it a very challenging mountain to climb. Huascaran is an achievable climb for novice climbers with good basic skills and we can provide additional instruction in one of the 5000m.
It is important to be well acclimatized before to attempt Huascaran, and we always recommend a trek of 4 days minimum followed by climbing another mountain first such as Pisco, Ishinca or Vallunaraju.
Day 1: We drive from Huaraz to Musho. Start Hiking to Base Camp 4350m 4 hours
Day 2: Rest day in Huascaran Base Camp while porters take the food and tents up to high camps, or extra day for bad weather
Day 3: Climb at first on moraine rock and then on snow & ice to High Camp 1 on the snow at 5260m. 5 hours.
Day 4: Climb to High Camp 2 at 6000m. There is some steep climbing with crevasses and seracs to negotiate around. 5 to 6 hours
Day 5: Climb to the summit & return to High Camp 2. An 11 to 12 hour day
Day 6: Return to Base Camp. 6 to 7 hours
Day 7: Walk to Musho 3 hours, then return to Huaraz in our private van.
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