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Mountains of the Mind, Omar Samra

We had the pleasure of meeting Omar earlier this year and listening to him speak. If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further. This is an incredible story from an incredible man, and – as if we’d forgotten – it illustrates perfectly the remarkable interconnectedness of mountains and life.

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Climbing is Awesome

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Expeditions seek new members

Mountaineering expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in June, July and August, 2016, seek new…

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UIAA Mountain Protection Award

Project Cordillera has been nominated for the prestigious UIAA Mountain Protection Award…

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Great little video to remember Cory Hall by

Great little video to remember Cory Hall by – awesome climber, awesome guy, sorely missed. Also, wishing James Monypenny well on his upcoming Tangra Tower Expedition to Pakistan.

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The biggest risk is not taking any at all

“The biggest risk is not taking any at all.”

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Huarapasca: An Undiscovered Gem

Huarapasca is similar in technical difficulty to Yanapacha but with an easier approach in an almost unvisited part of the range – bar a bus of tourists heading over to the Pastoruri glacier. Many of the valleys in the Cordillera Blanca are aptly called quebradas (for example, Quebrada Ulta or Llanganuco). Quebrada means ‘break’ in Spanish and […]

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Glimpses of Adventure

Glimpses of Adventure.  Check out Project Cordillera’s first foray into film making! Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing more short films to help get your blood pumping for a big Peruvian adventure this summer.

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Kilian Jornet being profiled by Channel 4 News

Kilian Jornet being profiled by Channel 4 News, including some sweet footage. This guy is a little nuts, but we salute him nonetheless! (Source: https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/)

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Artesonraju: Hollywood Super-Peak

I first heard about Artesonraju from my Duke of Edinburgh assessor and something about his description of this remote and challenging peak inspired me. It is an icy pyramid that captivated the creators of Paramount Pictures enough that they made it their logo. For me it was an epic only ever achievable in my dreams […]

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