A couple years back I met Gordon and Thiago in a 6 day glacier mountaineering course on Mount Shuksan. They were both intrigued by climbing in technical terrain and picked it up quickly. For this summer the lofty goal of climbing the Torment Forbidden was decided upon.
After our success with the Yanapaccha - Chopakalki group, Barbara and I headed towards the Santa Cruz valley with the intention of attempting Artesonraju, which is truly one of the most beautiful peaks around the world.
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The Peruvian climbing season kicked off with a great success on the Ultimate Cordillera Blanca trip! Three clients and two guides successfully summitted Maparaju, Huapi, and Ishincha. Congratulations to everyone! Take a look at their story below:
Mountain Madness guide Ben Mality recently led four clients on a climb of Mount Meru, followed by a stunning safari packed with lions, zebras, cheetahs, hundreds of elephants, and more! Read his complete trip report for more details.