Huascaran

  • Next departure July 10, 2020
  • Other departure July 9, 2021
  • Group 4 à 6 participants
  • Length 18 jours
  • Level Avancé
  • Lodging 4 nuits en hôtel / 13 nuits en camping
  • Price $4,965 *peut varier en fonction de taux US

When we had the idea to develop a new trip, Huascaran, the giant of Peru imposed itself! The highest mountain of Peru, the 5th of all the Americas, and especially it is not just a hike in high-altitude, but a journey where you will have to cross several crevasses. Acclimation and speed are the key of success on this mountain.

Therefore, we will acclimate ourselves at the Vallunaraju previous to the ascension in order to attain the summit. The peak is not our main goal but we will try to reach it if we have the opportunity. Discover the Peruvian culture remains a must. Returning from the mountain, prior to departure, we will spend a few days in Huaraz to enjoy the city.

Routes

  • Mountain

    Vallunaraju

  • Altitude

    5686m

  • Route

    Normal route

  • Difficulty

    PD

  • Length

    5 hours from moraine camp

From Huaraz we can observe this impressive mountain with two summits. This mountain will offer you a bigger challenge than Pisco, because to reach it we have to climb summit ridge at an angle of 55 degrees.

The summit of Vallunaraju offers a 360 degrees view of the surrounding mountains. We can even see the town of Huaraz in the distant.

  • Mountain

    Huascaran Sur

  • Altitude

    6768m

  • Route

    Northwest slopes via the Garganta

  • Difficulty

    PD+/AD

  • Length

    6 days from base camp

Although technically not very difficult Huascaran is quite a challenge! To access the different camps we will have to cross several crevasse, serac and avalanche zones. This means you should physically be ready to move quickly and efficiently. Camp 1 and 2 are on the glacier and we will be sleeping above an altitude of 6000 m.

The majority of the route is not very steep (30-45°) a part from a few steeper sections (70-80°) to get around crevasses.

  • Next departure July 10, 2020
  • Other departure July 9, 2021
  • Group 4 à 6 participants
  • Length 18 jours
  • Level Avancé
  • Lodging 4 nuits en hôtel / 13 nuits en camping
  • Price $4,965 *peut varier en fonction de taux US
  • Day

    Details

  • 1

    Flight from Montreal/Lima.

  • 2

    Departure to Huaraz.

  • 3

    Day in Huaraz.

  • 4

    Departure for the Vallunaraju.

  • 5

    Approach to Moraine camp moraine (4906m).

  • 6

    Summit to Vallunaraju (5686m) return at Huaraz.

  • 7

    Day in Huaraz.

  • 8

    Departure for base camp (4150m).

  • 9

    Approach of moraine camp (4900m).

  • 10

    Ascent of camp 1 at 5400m (glacier).

  • 11

    Rest at camp 1.

  • 12

    Ascent to camp 2 (6000m).

  • 13

    Access to camp 2.

  • 14

    Summit and return at the moraine.

  • 15

    Return to Huaraz.

  • 16

    Rest in Huaraz.

  • 17

    Return to Lima.

  • 18

    Return flight.

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