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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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September 21, 2011

Peru's Cordillera Blanca season wrap-up

Old classics and exciting new summits were reached this season with four teams visiting the Blanca, what many consider to be the most stunning range outside of the Himalaya. The sometimes funky equatorial snow conditions during the season created some difficult conditions, but Yanapaccha, Pisco Oeste, Artesonraju, and Toclaraju were climbed. Our last team on Chopakalki hit some high winds that turned them around oh so close to the summit. Certainly the season's highlight though was an ascent of Artesonraju.

Meanwhile, our next Inca Trail trip will be underway early October with particpants also taking advantage of our new Amazon extension in a jungle lodge- check out the link below.

Join us in Peru in 2012 with an Expedition, Trek or combination Trek or Climb! Click on your adventure to see our 2012 dates:

Yanapaccha and Chopakalki
Alpamayo and Quitaraju
Ranrapalca Chico and Toclaraju
Inca Trail Trek
Inca Trail Deluxe
Cordillera Blanca Trek or Climb
Ausangate Trek or Climb
Machu Picchu and Amazon Extensions

Summit day on Artesonraju. Joshua Jarrin photo

The route on Artesonraju. Joshua Jarrin photo

Sunrise over the Blanca on Artesonraju. Joshua Jarrin photo

Summit day on Yanapaccha. Jonathan Walters photo

Summit of Artesonraju- congrats to Jonathan and Joshua! Jonathan Walters photo

Artesonraju. Jonathan Walters photo

Big air in the Blanca! MM collection.

On Pisco Oeste. MM collection

Chopakalki- one of the Blanca's best objectives at just under 21,000-ft.! MM collection

On Toclaraju. MM collection