Peru Cordillera Blanca Alpine Climbing

Peru's Cordillera Blanca is one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world. It is renowned for beautiful, steep, glaciated peaks with excellent snow, rock and ice climbing. Couple that with stable weather in the summer months, and you've got a recipe for awesome alpine climbing!
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Gear

We'll tackle the following objectives in the Cordillera Blanca:

Peaks

  • Yanapaccha
  • Urus Este
  • Ishinca
  • Tocllaraju

Here's the schedule for your trip:

  • Day 1 Depart USA in the Afternoon

  • Arrive in Lima, Peru

  • Day 3 Cherup Acclimatization

  • Day 4-7 Yana Yanapaccha

  • Day 8 Rest day in Huaraz

  • Day 9-15 Ishinca, Urus Este, Tocllaraju

  • Day 16 Return to Huaraz

  • Day 17 Van back to Lima, evening flights to US

  • Day 18 Arrive home

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • Advanced Mountaineering Skills - Including ice ax, crampon, advanced rope skills and comfort with belaying and rappelling.

  • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced IFMGA Trained Guide
  • Camp Cook
  • Mule transport of gear to basecamps
  • Porters from base camps to High Camps
  • In-Country Transport
  • Hotels in Country for set dates (additional hotel stays are up to you)
  • On-Mountain Food
  • Group Gear (tents, ropes, pickets, ice screws, etc.)
Not Included
  • Flights
  • Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Mountaineering Gear

  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
Overnight Gear
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks

  • Know Before you go

    SKILL LEVELAdvanced Expert
    ELEVATION14,000-20,000'
    LocationPeru

    Price $595.00
    Private Programs
    Duration: 20 Days
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    Private Programs

    Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

    Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

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    Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

    Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

    PRIVATE PROGRAMS

    Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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    Here's the schedule for your trip:

    • Day 1 Depart USA in the Afternoon -

    • Day 2 Lima US-Lima*, H Lima -

    • Day 3 Cherup Acclimatization peak/hike Churup, H Huaraz

    • Day 4 Yana Yanapaccha arrive (Yana Day 1) -

    • Day 5 Yana Yanapaccha training/ice (Yana Day 2) -

    • Day 6 Yana Yana summit climb (West Ridge or Right of Standard ) (Yana Day 3)

    • Day 7 Yana Yana to Huaraz, H Huaraz (Yana Day 4) - We'll spend the day touring and skiing on Volcan Villarica.

    • Day 8 Huaraz Rest day in Huaraz, H Huaraz Hotel Huaraz -

    • Day 9 Ishinca Ishinca arrive (Ishinca Day 1) -

    • Day 10 Ishinca Urus Este summit climb (Ishinca Day 2) -

    • Day 11 Ishinca Ishinca high camp (Ishinca Day 3) -

    • Day 12 Ishinca Ishinca summit climb, return to BC (Ishinca Day 4) -

    • Day 13 Ishinca Toc high camp (Ishinca Day 5) -

    • Day 14 Ishinca Toc summit climb (Ishinca Day 6) -

    • Day 15 Ishinca Ishinca Valley Flex Day (Ishinca Day 7), H Huaraz Weather Day, may be in Huaraz -

    • Day 16 Return to Huaraz -

    • Day 17 Van back to Lima Huaraz to Lima, afternoon arrival in Lima, evening flights Lima to US -

    • Day 18 Arrive home -

    We'll tackle the following objectives in the Cordillera Blanca:

    Peaks

    • Yanapaccha
    • Urus Este
    • Ishinca
    • Tocllaraju

    Here's the schedule for your trip:

    • Day 1 Depart USA in the Afternoon

    • Arrive in Lima, Peru

    • Day 3 Cherup Acclimatization

    • Day 4-7 Yana Yanapaccha

    • Day 8 Rest day in Huaraz

    • Day 9-15 Ishinca, Urus Este, Tocllaraju

    • Day 16 Return to Huaraz

    • Day 17 Van back to Lima, evening flights to US

    • Day 18 Arrive home

    Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

    • Advanced Mountaineering Skills - Including ice ax, crampon, advanced rope skills and comfort with belaying and rappelling.

    • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

    Here's what's included with your trip:

    • Experienced IFMGA Trained Guide
    • Camp Cook
    • Mule transport of gear to basecamps
    • Porters from base camps to High Camps
    • In-Country Transport
    • Hotels in Country for set dates (additional hotel stays are up to you)
    • On-Mountain Food
    • Group Gear (tents, ropes, pickets, ice screws, etc.)
    Not Included
    • Flights
    • Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
    • Guide Gratuities

    Mountaineering Gear

    • Ice Axe
    • Crampons
    • Climbing Harness
    Overnight Gear
    • Headlamp
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Sleeping Pad
    Clothing & Accessories
  • Technical Outerwear (jacket, bibs/pants)
  • Multiple Midlayer Options
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Beanie
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Hydration Pack (2L)
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
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