Nevado Yanapaccha 5460m Mountain Climbing
Length: 2/3 Days
Route: W Slopes
Season: May – September
Day 1: Drive to kilometro 43 at 4650m and make a traverse before walking up to the moraine camp 4950m. 4 hours drive and 3 hours walk.
Day 2: Basic Climbing Instruction
Day 3: Summit attempt and walk out to the road. 8 hours climb for the day and 4 hours drive.
Technical Difficulty & Fitness
2. Short, steep sections of snow or ice up to about 60°. Previous snow and ice climbing experience is essential.
A. Good fitness, which for most people requires some training, by running, hiking and able to carry your personal climbing gear.
Health and Fitness
To get the most out of your climbing experience with us, you will need to be fit, healthy and well acclimatized to the altitude. You do not need to be an athlete, but a good level of overall fitness is important. As an indication, you should be able to walk for up to 3 hours with a heavy backpack.
This trip was the second half of our honeymoon, and it was a phenomenal experience. Since we were coming from the USA, Rodolfo’s help in booking our bus tickets to and from Huaraz as well as hotel accommodation were extremely helpful and made organizing this portion of our trip very easy and simple. We have been on guided mountaineering trips in the USA, and the guide on this trip was even more knowledgeable and safe. He tailored the instruction to our abilities and what we wanted to learn. As a teacher, he was very patient and allowed us to figure some things out on our own as he watched and waited to comment. He was efficient in leading during the summit day, and adapted to the snow conditions and weather so as to minimize risk as much as possible. He was also very neat and tidy with his rope work, and anchor building which made me feel more trusting of relying on the anchors he built. Overall, I could not imagine a better guide for the area, and if I get a chance to climb in the Cordillera Blanca again, I would not think twice of choosing Rodolfo as my guide. Sara and Joshua Bagley, USA.
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