Glacier training & Yanapaccha (5460m)

4 days we spent practising, freezing and heavily breathing on a glacier above 5000m
before proper ice climbing our first technical peak:
“Yanapaccha” (5460m, AD-, 60 degree ice) in the Cordillera Blanca.

Zigeiner & Jason (a US rock climber I met @ my hostal in Huaraz) climbing the last pitches of the west face (normal route) of Yanapaccha

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Summit of Yanapaccha


Crevasse Rescue Training with our guide/teacher/instructor “Edwin Milla” the day before

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On the way to Base Camp On the way to the summit

June 24, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peru Views: 5217

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