Cordillera Blanca Climbing Pisco 5753m
Timing: 4 days
Grade: PD / Moderate snow climbs – Beginner suitable
An achievable climb for both inexperienced climbers ready for a challenge and for experienced climbers alike. Pisco is also a superb preparation climb for those tackling the big peaks. From the summit feel like you are ‘on top of the world’.
Although graded as a moderate climb, the high altitude and long and in places steep snow slopes do make Pisco a physically demanding climb. Good fitness is required.
Donkeys carry equipment to Base Camp. Porters carry tents, food, climbing rope up to Morena Camp and back, but you need to carry your own personal gear.
Richard from the UK said: Our Pisco climb was well organised and we couldn’t have had a more incredible experience.
Day 1: Drive from Huaraz to Cebollapampa in Llanganuco Valley 3850m. Climb on a good path to Pisco Base Camp. 4650m 2½ hours
Day 2: Climb over moraine rocks to Morena Camp. 4900m 3 hours
Day 3: 40 minutes climb on moraine to the glacier, then on the snow for about 4 to 5 hours to the summit. Return to Base Camp mid afternoon. About 10 to 12 hours total for the day.
Day 4: An easy descent down to the road at Cebollapampa 1½ hours and return to Huaraz in our private van.
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