Pisco

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Pisco

Key Info

When to go: June – August
Difficulty: ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➎ (Very Strenuous, Technical/D-)
Length: 5 days (climb only), 12 days (all inclusive, ex. flights)
Price: From approximately £1,150 per person
Options: Bespoke climb or part of an itinerary
Routes: South Face, Northwest Ridge, South Variant

Pisco

Intro

Artesonraju is a famous peak and a fantastic climb. With relatively quick access and options to climb from various valleys, this 6025m peak is perfect for those with 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 and South Variant.

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.

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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 Cashapampa to Llama Corral
Day 2 – Hike to basecamp
Day 3 – Hike to advanced camp
Day 4 – Summit day via North Ridge, return to basecamp
Day 5 – Hike out to Cashapampa, back to Huaraz

What’s included

• All in-country transport
• All accommodation
• World class guides
• A pro cook, tasty main meals and wilderness snacks
• All technical mountaineering equipment
• All national park entrance fees
• All camping and cooking equipment
• Professional porters and pack animals (if required)
• Tents, sleeping mats (but not sleeping bags)
• Kitchen tent, dining tent and bathroom tent
• Professionally stocked wilderness first aid kit
• Post-expedition celebratory banquet

Not Included

• International flights or airport taxes
• Personal gear, equipment and sleeping bag
• In-town food days (except the post-expedition banquet)
• Personal travel, high mountain and medical insurance
• Incidental personal or medical expenditures

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