Discover the Cordillera Huayhuash, where you’ll find some of the most spectacular mountain sceneries on earth; learn all you need to know before embarking on this amazing experience. What and where Located in the Peruvian Andes just south of the Cordillera Blanca, the Cordillera Huayhuash is only 30 km long from North to South, and […]
It is official. My midlife crisis has just sky-rocketed to a whole new level. The travel bug all started with a hiking trip to Kilimanjaro in 2010, and for quite some time after my idea of travelling consisted of a tick box exercise of the latest bucket list of things to do before the grand […]
Need another reason to fall in love with Peru? The Cordillera’s are also rock climber’s paradise. Check out this video from the climbers in Huayllay District.
“For Max, its already the 4th time coming back to Huaraz in Peru. The sharp snow covered peaks and the wild and gorgeous landscape of the Cordillera Blanca is worth a lifetime of climbing and mountaineering.” This film follows a team’s attempt at climbing Route del 85′ at the Esfinge Wall, 5325m high in the Peruvian […]
Nathan Heald and Edwin Espinoza tell the challenging tale of their climb up the south face of Nevado Tucarhuay. This story was originally featured in the American Alpine Club Magazine, Volume 58, Issue 90. Enjoy! “In 2013, Edwin Espinoza and I climbed the lower east summit (5,700m) of Nevado Tucarhuay (5,943m GPS). The main, western […]
The New Zealand Alpine Team has put together an awe-inspiring video documenting their successful climb to the top of Taulliraju, of the Cordillera Blanca. It’s an incredible accomplishment even to attempt this summit, so from all of us at Project Cordillera – congratulations! Only one question remains; who’s next?
150 years to the day that this iconic mountain was first climbed, the mountaineering community around the world is celebrating! The triumph and tragedy of Edward Whymper and co’s first ascent remains a lesson to us all. Still, to this day, nothing compares to these beautiful giants!!
En route to Cashapampa the windows of the convi bus were foggy in the early mountain morning and I held my pack tightly between my legs, trying to make us both as small as possible for the busy commute…
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 […]