Alpamayo (5947 m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru
I just got back into the town of Huaraz (Peru) from a succesful climb of Alpamayo. The whole trip took 9 days of trekking trough the beautiful Cordillera Blanca. We ascended the mountain expedition style (fixed ropes) via the French direct route which is a 600m snow/ice gully in the middle of the face show in the picture below.
Tomorrow we`ll start a 5 day attempt to climb Huascaran (6768 m), Peru`s highest mountain.
Thanks to +*****
for the photo below. I failed to upload any of my photos so far...
Current updates of my trip are available here (in German): http://www.kobler-partner.ch/reiseberichte.html#mountainmonday
by +Michael Russell #amazinglandscapes
by +Rolf Hicker