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Peru’s hidden mountain range, the Cordillera Huayhuash, rises like a shark’s jaw from the spine of the Andes and towers over the small farming villages which lie near it’s base. One of the more remote areas of the Andes, a trip here is the dream of a lifetime for any mountain climber or lover of breathtaking alpine scenery.

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                             The west face of Jirishanca reflecting an Andean sunset.
 

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                        On an ascent of the west face of Tsacra in the Huayhuash Range.

 

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                                        Pitch 3 of 5 on a mixed route on Tsacra.

 

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  Horses, mules, porters and climbers all carry their share of equipment into the mountains of Peru.

 

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                  Basecamp in the Huayhuash.

 

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                                    High Camp for our peak climb of Tsacra Chico.

 

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            Our cook and mountain porter team, one of the best in Peru with Joaquin, Maximo, and Juvencio (R-L).

 

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              High Camp for our attempt on Toro put as at the edge of the Yerupaha Glacier.

 

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          Our ascent of the left skyline of Tsacra Chico was likely an FA and if not, it felt that way.

 

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                  Narisyuan is the bouldering guru to the Cordillera Blanca and a great Thai chef.

 

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      Some of the best bouldering in the world lays just outside of Huaraz, Peru.

 

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Yerupaha is the biggest peak in the Huayhuash and one of the bigger of the Peruvian Andes.

 

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                       Our vehicle getting closer to the trailhead, a one-day drive from Huaraz.

 

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                                       Great views of the west face of Rondoy.

 

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                                  The west face of Siula Grande, AKA “Joe Simpson peak”.

 

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                   The summit of Tsacra Chico after a great ascent on a perfect day in the Andes.

 

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  Yerupaha Chico and El Toro (R-L)

 

Eli Helmuth of ClimbingLife Guides is returning to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru in September of 2014 for twelve and seventeen day climbing trips with climbers looking to expand their abilities in high altitude climbing.
 
 
Peru requires that all guides are IFMGA licensed and Eli is one of the few Spanish speaking and 21 years experience specializing in climbing trips in the Andes of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina (including Patagonia).

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Please call with questions or to book your next backcountry skiing, mountaineering, or rock climbing trip:

970-744-4898. or contact us at: guide@climbinglife.com
 

ClimbingLife Guides is an authorized permittee of Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Denali National Park, and the Boulder Mountain Open Space.

 

www.guide.climbinglife.com



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