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Normal Route, Nevado Pisco (5 752 m / 18 871 ft)

Mountain: Nevado Pisco (5 752 m / 18 871 ft)
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate/ Challenging
Elevation: 5 744 m / 18 845 ft
Duration: 4 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 500
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Overview

Route Name: Normal Route, South-West Ridge
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate/ Challenging
Type of Climb: Snow & Ice
Location: South America, Peru: (Ancash)
Starting Point: -9°0'-39.982''S
-77°-37'-57.717''W
Parent Range: Cordillera Central (Peru)
Mountain: Nevado Pisco (5 752 m / 18 871 ft)
First Ascent: 12/7/1951 R.Leininger (France), C. Kogan (France), G. Kogan (France), M. Lenoir (France)
Duration: 4 Day(s)
Max. Elevation: 5 744m / 18 845 ft
Vertical Gain: 1 200m / 3 937 ft
Length: Please update
Climbing Season(s): 01 May-30 Sep;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Anta Huaraz (ATA), Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
Convenience Center(s): Huaraz
National
Park(s):
Parque Nacional Huascaràn

Location

South America, Peru: (Ancash)
Guided Tour

Location: Peru

$ 1000.00
1 Day(s)

Activity type:Mountaineering

Difficulty: Moderate

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  • Your Chance To Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    The Normal Route to Nevado Pisco is very popular among climbers due to its moderate difficulty and chance to get smooth acclimatization for more technical or high-altitude climbs. Previous experience in mountaineering is not required, though you should be in good physical condition.
  • Description Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    The starting point to climb is located in Quebrada Llanganuco (Llanganuco Valley), the most spectacular valley in the Cordillera Blanca. From Huaraz take a "colectivo" (public bus) to the town of Yungay (1 hour) or otherwise arrange a private transportation, if you are in a group. In Yungay ask for another shuttle to Pisco base camp in Llanganuco valley (Quebrada Llanganuco). There are two lagoons in Llanganuco: Laguna Chinancocha and Laguna Orconcoha. When you bargain with the driver make it clear that you want to go to the Pisco Base Camp, located at the first hairpin-curve at 77km., called "La Curva" or (Cebollapampa), lying 5 km. beyond the second lagoon (tourist buses usually only go to the first lake!). On the way you will stop at the park entrance gate, where you will pay the entrance fee.
  • Getting There Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    South-West Ridge (Normal Route) to the summit of Nevado Pisco is a route with low difficulties. Anyway, even if it's a non-technical route, it's not a place to learn how to climb, due to objective dangers, variable conditions and changeable weather. Climbing is required a good acclimatization. The Moraine Camp is a cold place, but cuts the summit push up to 300 meters. Otherwise, if you are well acclimatized you can start your summit push directly from the Base Camp.
  • Are You Ready? Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    Nevado Pisco is a very appealing mountain and a good option for climbers for acclimatization. Previous experience in mountaineering is not required, though you should be in good physical condition. During the climb you'll have to use crampons, ice-axe and ropes.
  • Tips Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    If you are not acclimatized, plan one or two extra days in Cebollapampa (possible day hikes to Laguna 69 at the foot of Chacraraju - very recommended!! - or to the Portachuelo de Llangaganuco).
  • Parameters Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    Base Camp Elevation: 4 680 m / 15 354 ft
    Summit Camp Elevation: 4 900 m / 16 076 ft
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Both - huts and tents
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Tents only
    Number of Camps: 2
    Avg. Cost: 500 USD
    Age Restrictions: At least 21 years old
    Soloing: No, at least 2 people
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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