Peruvian food is becoming a major player in the gastronomy world. It was recently voted the world’s best cuisine, for the seventh year in a row. Lima, Peru’s capital city, is often considered the culinary capital of South America. Moreover, two Lima-based restaurants are in the world top 10. Peruvian cuisine is one of contrast […]
If you’re interested in learning more about the climate change affecting the mountains in Huaraz, Peru, please watch this excellent video from USAID about The High Mountains Adaptation Partnership’s Peru workshop.
Following up on our 2016 favourite images post from last week, we thought we’d give you a few personal highlights from our team located around the world and our favourite Project Cordillera moments. Although many of us haven’t met and we all lead very different lives, there’s one thing we will always have in common: our […]
It’s hard to believe 2016 has been and gone already. It’s been a strange one, no one can deny that. But, we’ve worked hard this year and it’s paid off; 2016 was another successful year for us at Project Cordillera. With another excellent season under our belt and new potential adventure spots within our sights for […]
“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 […]
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?
New Year, New Adventures! Here’s a little film from last year’s climbing and hiking season down in Peru. We had an incredible few months in the Cordilleras Blanca, Negra and Huayhuash, working with some amazing guides as well as some incredible communities, NGOs, and others. We met so many incredible people and had some serious […]
This video, made by Steve House and Marko Prezelj as they ascended a new route on Cayest in 2005, documents a remarkable climb. Cayesh is a famous mountain in Andean mountaineering circles, with its striking West Face attracting some of the world’s most accomplished alpinists. Here, Steve and Marko make it look easy, helped by […]
By Chase Caldwell Smith When I envisioned stepping off the plane into the parched coolness of the Andean dry season, the Peru of my imagination – an exotic jumble of ancient ruins and colonial cathedrals – was foremost in my mind. Peru, as a single word, has the power to conjure up all sorts of mythical […]
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 […]