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It lays claim to being the highest tropical mountain range in the world and its concentration of high peaks are considered by many as second only to Annapurna in the Himalayas. This suggested 5-day lodge-based trip takes in highlights like Laguna This itinerary can be shortened or extended to take more challenging Cordillera Blanca hiking, visit the ruins of Chavin, or pack your bags and hike the popular Santa Cruz camping trek after acclimatizing. Here you can try and spot the Mega Chulpa bird — just one of two of its kind discovered in the Americas. Your guide will lead you on a scenic walk back past these impressive lakes, taking a little-known pre-Colombian trail through the cloud forest, via waterfalls and bromeliad canopies that shroud the towering U-shaped valley. You will most likely not see another soul during your entire day of trekking. You will have a packed lunch from the lodge to enjoy during the trail and a well-earned dinner back at the lodge in the evening.
A few months ago I sat with him at the Courtyard Hotel in Kathmandu while he showed me photos of a number of Peruvian peaks to try and encourage me to join him.
Not a hope in hell of me climbing that one.
Fast forward to July in Huaraz. There will never be a better time to climb it. A one hour drive took us to the trailhead at Pashpa, a lovely green meadow high above the Rio Santa Valley which defines the western boundary of the Cordillera Blanca and contains Huaraz and various other population centres.
The trailhead provided the most amazing natural viewing platform for Huascaran, whose enormous dome-shaped bulk dominated the landscape like no other surrounding peak.
It was a pleasant walk across broad grasslands initially to reach the entrance to the valley, then up a narrow canyon hemmed in by gentle rock walls on either side. The lower part of the valley passed through primeval forest of low-hanging quenual, thought to be the highest growing tree in the world. We were at an altitude of m, and in the Himalayas this would find us in a climate zone where nothing more sizeable than dwarf varieties of juniper and rhododendron could grow.
The upper part of the valley was open grassland with rocky outcrops. Ishinca base camp was in a lovely setting underneath the glaciers and mounds of moraine at the very top of the valley. Two peaks dominated the eastern end of the valley. Both valley walls consisted of grassy hillsides studded with boulders. To the north a little snow triangle, m Urus Este, peeped up above the hillside, while to the south a side valley led off from camp to m Ishinca and m Ranrapalca, both of which were hidden from view.
The green meadow we found ourselves camping in was extensive with space for hundreds of tents, but with only a handful of other teams camped around the fringes it felt extremely spacious.
A large and comfortable refugio mountain hut has been constructed in one corner, providing accommodation and meals for those not wishing to camp, and we dropped in for beers once or twice during our stay at base camp, and to restock our wine cabinet. The behaviour of these cows became gradually more sinister as the days passed and our kitchen crew began feeding them.
On several occasions I wandered away from camp for a pee only to discover one of them had sneaked up on me as I was going about my business. On one memorable occasion two of the cows started fighting in the middle of our camp. Tocllaraju and Ranrapalca were to be our two main objectives, and both would require high camps on their lower glaciers.
We were keen to start tackling the peaks, but every traveller to the Cordillera Blanca needs to remember they have come to a very high altitude very quickly and be patient while they acclimatise. We spent three nights there before driving to Pashpa at m and walking to Ishinca base camp at m.
It would have been foolish to tackle a m peak right away, and would almost certainly have resulted in an immediate return to Huaraz to recover from altitude sickness.
We spent the first two days resting, and on the second I took a short acclimatisation walk up the side valley south of camp with Mike, Marc and Tanya for our first view of Ranrapalca.
It took about an hour to reach a beautiful secluded combe m above camp, where a sparkling waterfall fed a peaceful green camping spot, and the sheer north face of Ranrapalca rose above, an intimidating wall of rock and ice crowned with a snowy cornice. But the left hand skyline marked the northeast ridge which Phil intended for us to take this time. It was a tough ask, but I thought I might give it a go.
Although both peaks were a similar height Urus Este was closer to camp and would be a shorter day. We were encouraged to see other teams climbing it while we acclimatised and coming back successful. We left at 4am during darkness, and climbed surprisingly quickly up a steep scree ridge. I decided to potter along at the back believing that at least one of the other climbers would turn out to be a slow acclimatiser and fall back as we gained height.
It was a good guess, and the slow acclimatiser proved to be fellow Londoner Marc, who on the journey up from Lima sat beside me in the bus and regaled me with his terrifying stories of travelling across Africa.
These included getting robbed in Uganda after turning over his Land Rover on a dirt road, and narrowly avoiding a rogering in the gents toilets of a gay bar in Madagascar by fleeing through sewage.
By comparison this trip was going to prove a breeze, but at that moment in time Marc was struggling.
I knew we were in no hurry, so I slowed to his pace and we ambled up to the start of the snowline among a tongue of loose boulders at around m.
It was just after 6am when we arrived and the sun was beginning to rise, but there was a distinct chill in the air and my fingers got very cold putting on my harness and crampons.
I roped up with Marc and Pasang from there on, and the remainder of the ascent was straightforward, but very picturesque and pleasant. I was concerned it might be the higher of the two summits, in which case I would need a good head for heights and a pair of rock shoes and preferably a little more climbing ability. Thankfully its appearance was deceptive, and as we made our way up the summit cone, which involved a couple of steep snow slopes and a short band of rock which required some mixed climbing skills, it became obvious the rock tower was much lower.
Panorama of Tocllaraju m , Palcaraju m , Ishinca m and Ranrapalca m from Urus Este Our party of ten reached the summit in three rope teams between 8am and 8.
Its stepped ridge of snow was just about big enough to accommodate all of us, though we had to be wary of an overhanging cornice on its western side. The route we would be taking up Tocllaraju was now much clearer, across a snow plateau and over steep seracs to reach the summit ridgeline.
The rock faces of Ranrapalca rose proudly across the other side of the valley, and the triangular snow peak of Ishinca looked very small beside it, little more than a minor bump on the horizon.
From this elevated seat we could see a treasure chest of turquoise lakes nestling in high combes, only visible to those who climb as high as we had. Rock boules: you should give it a go sometime. The view to the north was no less enchanting, though the peaks were more distant.
We lingered for many photos and the odd summit video before heading down again. The descent was straightforward but knee jarring, and the loose pebbles of the scree ridge we ascended in the dark were hazardous, though a fall meant little more than a sore backside and a bruised ego if anyone happened to be following behind.
The following day was a rest day, which we spent playing rock boules.
I pacified him a little by providing gaffer tape to label the fist sized rocks he selected to use as an alternative. The boules have a tendency to fly off at random angles upon landing, which proved to be a problem the first game we had when we played a little too close to the tents. With falling cows and flying rocks it was a rather more perilous place to camp than we expected.
Events include horse breaking, bull riding and cow wrestling running after a cow and wrestling it to the ground with your bare hands. Our plans changed a few times during this rest day period. We were intending to climb Tocllaraju next, but upon learning a large German group with 11 clients camped nearby were planning on climbing it the same day we decided it might be too much of what Phil eloquently described as a clusterfuck.
Personally I was delighted our plans had gone full circle since Phil showed me photos on his laptop at our hotel in Kathmandu, when I mentioned Ishinca looked like a nice peak while Ranrapalca was a better option for crows. Me on the summit of Ishinca m So the morning after our rest day we made an early start, leaving base camp shortly after 1am by the light of our headlamps.
We had a much longer walk to the snow line than we had on Urus Este. The side valley to reach the foot of both Ishinca and Ranrapalca, consists of a series of combes rising ever higher and divided by waterfalls. We passed through it during darkness this time, and a similar combe a short distance above it. The third combe was much larger and contained a brilliant turquoise lake, Laguna Ishinca.
We passed along the left shore of the lake, but had little sight of it in the darkness. We were now above the vegetation zone and as the trail began rising more steeply through scree slopes and boulder fields our party of nine became increasingly strung out.
We reached the snow line at around m at 3. The health advice section in my guidebook was wholly inadequate and recommended none of these things.
The stunningly beautiful Cordillera Huayhuash, with its turquoise glacial lakes nestling beneath dramatic towering ice peaks. Here are Rondoy and Jirishanca seen across Laguna Jahuacocha. Happily despite having a brain that was being slowly inflated like a sack of water, my first experience of the Peruvian Andes was far from being the terrifying ordeal my guidebook warned me of. It was the best holiday I had ever been on.
The majority of the Huayhuash Circuit kept at a constant metres or above, on many days rising much higher to cross a pass and descending back down again. The Cordillera Huayhuash and its neighbouring mountain range the Cordillera Blanca sit on the main South American continental divide. This leads to contrasting climates on each side, with the east being a good deal wetter and composed of exposed and treeless high altitude grasslands known as puna. Much of the scenery reminded me of the highlands of Scotland, with rolling grass hillsides peppered with rocky outcrops, a few damp bogs to cross, frequent mist and rain and the occasional snow shower.
The scenery on the western side was similar but the climate much drier, with bogs replaced by the occasional quenual or polylepsis tree, supposedly the highest growing tree in the world, sometimes perching on steep rocky slopes at m. What made the Huayhuash truly beautiful though were the turquoise glacial lakes nestling in every valley at the feet of dramatic towering ice peaks. It was my first experience of a long-distance high altitude camping trek, and I loved it: getting woken up by the kitchen crew with bed tea, packing our things to give to the muleteers, then heading to the dining tent for breakfast while they broke up camp and started on the trail.
Then slowly ambling through breathtaking scenery for several hours to find camp established in some beautiful valley by the muleteers and kitchen crew. The lower peak, m Huascaran Norte is the tenth highest mountain in South America, while m Huascaran Sur is the fourth highest. The standard route up Huascaran is from its western side, and involves a few days of hauling loads up a glacier to a high camp close to the Garganta, from where either summit can be reached in a single summit day.
Peck was an interesting figure in the male dominated world of alpine mountaineering. A professional adventurer who made her living public speaking and writing in between travels in an era when very few men even considered it as a possible career, she became famous after climbing the Matterhorn in , and earned notoriety by wearing a pair of trousers instead of a skirt.
There was something vaguely Keystone Kops about their ascent. All three decided to climb without crampons because it was cold and windy that day, and they had previously suffered from frostbitten feet where the metal of the crampon had pressed against their boots. Peck was far from being a skilled climber and relied heavily on the competence of her guides. On this climb she appeared to have one or two issues with one of them, Rudolf Taugwalder.
Intrepid Victorian mountaineer Annie Smith Peck stands in front of Huascaran Photo: Wikimedia Commons Because of the anticipated wind on the summit ridge they decided to stop just below and take altitude readings with a pressure hypsometer. This device measures the boiling point of a liquid, from which the barometric pressure and hence the altitude can be calculated. He reappeared a few minutes later claiming to have nipped to the summit while the other two were trying to take readings.
She was even more disappointed a short while later, when they reached the summit, looked across at Huascaran Sur and realised it was quite a bit higher. Their descent turned into something of an epic.