19,411ft / 5,917m
In July 2013 Adventure Consultants is organising an expedition to climb Alpamayo’s Southwest Face. This mountain is often referred to as the most beautiful mountain in the world with its classic fluted snow slopes descending like fingers off the summit.
Nevado Alpamayo, as it is more correctly known, is situated in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. With its twenty-nine summits at over 6000 m, the Cordillera Blanca forms but a small part of the Andes chain, which lies down the whole western side of South America. Alpamayo doesn’t quite reach that rounded figure of 6000m, but makes up for its relative lack of height in aesthetic beauty. The climbing is not overly technical but the addition of altitude makes this is a challenging South American peak.
Our small group expedition to Alpamayo, with a 1:2 guide to client ratio, allows you a greater chance of summit success.
- An amazing cultural and ecological discovery
- Short duration from North America
- Experience moderate altitude mountaineering on technical ground
- Add on Huascaran, Peru's highest peak, for a fantastic 27 day expedition
Dates: July 7 - 25, 2013
Duration: 19 days
Departure: ex Lima, Peru
Huascaran Add On
An ascent of Huascaran 6,768m (22,205 ft), the highest peak in Peru, can turn our 19 Day Alpamayo programme into a fantastic 27 day expedition to include one of the world's most imposing summits. Huascaran is the highest point in all the earth's tropics and the sixth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. The climbing is moderately difficult on slopes up to 30-45 degrees, but not as technical or steep as Alpamayo.
The cost depends on how many people join the extension and is guided at a 1:2 ratio. Your guide/s from the Alpamayo programme will accompany you.
Dates: July 26 - August 2, 2013
Duration of the trip thus: 27 days
Click below to preview or download the Alpamayo and Huascaran Expedition 2013 Trip Notes:
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Dates: July 7 - 25, 2013 for Alpamayo and to Aug 2 for Huascaran add on.
Day 1 Jul 7 Arrive Lima
Day 2 8 Tourist bus transfer Lima to Huaraz
Day 3 9 Huaraz. Day hike to Macashca Hills.
Day 4: 10 Huaraz. Day hike to Laguna Churup.
Day 5: 11 Day trip. Day hike Laguna Ahuaccocha (4580m)
Day 6: 12 Vallunaraju. To Morena Camp (5130m)
Day 7: 13 Vallunaraju. Climbing instruction day.
Day 8: 14 Vallunaraju Summit climb (5686m). return Huaraz
Day 9: 15 Rest day Huaraz, laundry, eating, sleep!
Day 10: 16 Alpamayo Day 1 trekking in, camping.
Day 11: 17 Alpamayo Day 2 Arrive Basecamp.
Day 12: 18 Alpamayo Day 3 Rest day at Basecamp.
Day 13: 19 Alpamayo Day 4 Move to High Camp.
Day 14 20 Alpamayo Day 5 Summit Day Alpamayo.
Day 15: 21 Alpamayo Day 6 Spare summit day or climb Quitaraju.
Day 16: 22 Alpamayo Day 7 Descend to Basecamp.
Day 17: 23 Alpamayo Day 8 Walk out, return to Huaraz.
Day 18: 24 Transfer bus back to Lima. For Huascaran add on - Rest day Huaraz (optional)
Day 19: Jul 25 Transfer to airport/ flight home. to Huascaran Basecamp
Day 20: Jul 26 Rest day or bad weather day
Day 21: 27 High Camp 1
Day 22: 28 High Camp 2
Day 23: 29 Climb Huascaran & return to High Camp 2
Day 24: 30 Return to Base Camp
Day 25: 31 Return to Huaraz
Day 26: Aug 1 Tourist Bus transfer to Lima
Day 27: Aug 2 Departure and flights home
Qualified and experienced Adventure Consultants and local guide/s
All expedition organisational requirements
All land transport within Peru
Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) in Huaraz
All trek and expedition food ex Huaraz
Group Equipment: ropes, tents, stoves etc and all supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit
Regular written and photo internet dispatches for families and friends to watch your progress
Cost does not include:
Personal clothing and equipment
Personal Travel / Trip Cancellation/ Medical Evacuation Insurance
Meals and hotels in Lima
Dinner meals in Huaraz (and lunch on rest day)
Personal expenses such as alcohol, gifts, laundry etc
Return flights to Lima, Peru
Excess equipment over the 20kg per person allowance
Any rescue costs
Government and airport taxes
Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition