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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:
Parent Range:
Mountain:
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;
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Location

South America, Peru: (Ancash)
Guided Tour

Location: Peru

Price: $1000
1 Day(s)

Activity type:Mountaineering

Difficulty: Moderate

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Guided Tour

Location: Peru

Price: $750
11 Day(s)

Activity type:Mountaineering

Difficulty: Moderate

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Guided Tour

Location: Peru

Price: $1650
21 Day(s)

Activity type:Mountaineering

Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging

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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.
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    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.
  • Getting There 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.
  • 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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Day 1

HUARAZ - CEBOLLAPANPA - Base Camp PISCO (4650m)
From cruze Cebollapampa you'll trekking up to Refugio Peru. Stop at the Pisco mountain hut “Refugio Perú“, usually called "base camp". Overnight in the hut.

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Day 2

BASE CAMP - MORAINE CAMP (4950m)
You'll walk to reach your second camp which is in Pisco Morraine Camp. Overnight on tents.

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Day 3

MORAINE CAMP - SUMMIT (5752 m)
Start at midnight. Cross the long moraine to arrive at the glacier. A sharp climb brings you to the saddle of Nevada Pisco. Next the final long climb over the glacier to the peak, 5752 meters in elevation. Descend back to the Base Camp or to the Moraine Camp.

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Day 4

Base Camp - Trekking to Refugio Pisco - Transfer to Huaraz
Early in the morning you'll begin your descent toward Cebollapampa and continue hiking until you arrive at the highway. From there, you need to take a vehicle to return to Huaraz.

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