Huascaran

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Huascaran

Key Info

Difficulty: ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➎ Very strenuous, technical/D-
When to Climb: June – August
Alternative Routes: Southeast Face, South Variant
Choose: Build Your Own, Join Popular Itinerary, Expedition Support
Price: From £1,150

Huascaran

Intro

Artesonraju is not only a famous peak, but also a fantastic climb. With relatively quick access and options to climb from various valleys, this 6025m peak is perfect for those folks who have the stamina and will to really pack in the climbing! Here, we’re showcasing the stunning North Ridge but we can also offer the Southeast Face or include as part of an itinerary.

The North Ridge of the mountain is reached from the Santa Cruz valley, one day’s walk from the Alpamayo basecamp and 2 day’s walk from the trailhead in Cashapampa. A moraine camp with stunning views of Taulliraju and Santa Cruz Grande is the stage for the climbing of this technical and less-traveled route. 70 degree snow and ice slopes, adventurous route finding, and some committing moves near the summit highlight this exceptional climb. A great follow-up to an Alpamayo/Quitaraju trip!

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The North Ridge of the mountain is reached from the Santa Cruz valley, one day’s walk from the Alpamayo basecamp and 2 day’s walk from the trailhead in Cashapampa. A moraine camp with stunning views of Taulliraju and Santa Cruz Grande is the stage for the climbing of this technical and less-traveled route. 70 degree snow and ice slopes, adventurous route finding, and some committing moves near the summit highlight this exceptional climb. A great follow-up to an Alpamayo/Quitaraju trip!

The Southeast Face of the mountain has been made famous by Paramount Picture’s logo, displaying this aspect of the mountain each time a blockbuster movie comes out! Accessed via the Paron valley, the high camp is a 2 day hike away. From this glacier perch, the “normal route” ascends the pyramid’s 600 meter south east face via 50-70 degree snow and ice, calling for endurance and skill in the attempt. This add-on fits nicely onto the Pisco/Chopicalqui or Urus/Ishinca/Tocllaraju itinerary

Example day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 – Hike from Cashapampa to Llama Corral OR connect with Alpamayo or Santa Cruz
Day 2 – Hike to Artisonraju basecamp
Day 3 – Hike to Artisonraju highcamp
Day 4 – Summit day on the North Ridge of Artisonraju and return to basecamp to camp
Day 5 – Hike out to Cashapampa and transport back to Huaraz

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Expedition Info

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What’s included

• In-country transport including airport
• First class bus between Lima and Huaraz
• Hotel accommodations for time in Lima and Huaraz
• Professionally guided acclimatisation climbs/treks/activities
• Professional expedition cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
• Technical mountaineering equipment
• All national park entrance fees
• All camping and cooking equipment
• Professional porters and pack animals (donkeys or llamas)
• Sleeping tents, sleeping mats (foam)
• Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and bathroom tent
• First aid kit stocked for wilderness expeditions
• Celebration banquet at the end of trip

Not Included

• International flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
• Personal clothing, equipment and sleeping bag
• All food during in-town days except the Celebration Banquet
• Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
• Personal travel, high mountain nor medical insurance

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