The Cordillera Blanca stretches over a vast area 180km long and 21km wide with 33 major peaks over 5500m. An area this huge offers a great variety of outstanding beauty, and, of course, each peak boasts its own unique charm and incredible story.
Best known as the peak from the Paramount Pictures logo, Artesonraju is a Hollywood superstar. Although perhaps not a household name, the mountain’s distinct near-symmetrical pyramid shape is recognisable anywhere.
As with many big Hollywood names, catch Artesonraju (or Arteson for short) at the wrong moment and it can be catastrophic: at the start of the climbing season, there is an unusually high chance of avalanches due to the summit ridge’s fragility. Project Cordillera offers fully customised climbs mid-season beginning in June through August.
The first ascent was made by a German-Austrian expedition in 1932 and as well as superb climbing routes, the steep peak also offers incredible ski slopes. Adventurous and a familiar face, Arteson makes for an incredible climb.
This beauty also makes an appearance as our logo!