Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca - part 1
Trip Start Apr 07, 2010
120Trip End Jan 19, 2012
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We are taking roughly a 3-month break from cycling and will resume our bicycle ride to Patagonia early September 2011.
June 10, 2011: Arrived in Huaraz (3100 m), settled at Jo's place.
June 11, 2011: Bought food and packed for the first acclimatization outing (4 nights).
June 15, 2011: We have a lazy morning and start heading down the mountain. Kevin heads back all the way to Huaraz for his dream "pollo a la braza". We, on the other hand decide to camp high (4000 m) another night. Shirley's right foot hurts a bit...might as well acclimate while she recovers from it. Shirley stays at camp all afternoon, while Yannick goes for a 6-hour day hike up an unnamed ridge just under 5000 m.
June 16, 2011: Awake at 5am, we are hiking out at 6am. We arrive in Huaraz by noon and chill the rest of the day.
June 17, 2011 (today): Relaxing morning. We are hoping to head for the Llanganuco Valley (trailhead at 3900 m) this afternoon or tomorrow morning...we are taking 9 days of food with us. We are planning to climb 3 or 4 peaks in the area.
#1: Pisco Oeste (5752 m), Southwest slopes, PD
#2: Huandoy Oeste (6356 m), Northeast ridge, AD-
#3: Chopicalqui (6,354 m), Southwest ridge, PD+ or AD-
#4: Yanapaccha (5460 m), West face, PD+