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Cordillera Blanca, Perú

Extreme Andes

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Where: Perú

Length: 10-30 days

Level: Hard

From: On enquiry


A selection of climbs to test your limits with the most challenging peaks

Our Extreme Expeditions are not for the faint hearted

With 33 peaks over 5,500 meters (18,045 feet), the Cordillera Blanca is a paradise for even the most experienced alpinist. Our expert guides have decades of experience working in the region—meaning you will have the highest quality trip possible.

All of these peaks require previous mountain experience and are a serious undertaking. If you’re not sure if you qualify, contact us for a free consultation and we will help determine your eligibility for these expeditions.

Our suggested itinerary can include a summit of Artesonraju, 6,025 meters (19,765 feet), Ranrapalca, 6,162 meters (20,215 feet) and/or Cayesh, 5,719 meters (18,760) feet - three of the most impressive peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.

The ultimate challenge, Cayesh has a reputation as the most difficult mountain to climb in South America. This suggested itinerary is completely customisable; peaks can be added or removed.

"Project Cordillera are a breath of fresh air on the Blanca and Huayhuash scene. With interesting itineraries amidst some of the finest scenery the Andes has to offer, their sustainable trips which help support local Andean communities are highly recommended."
- Neil Pike, Author of “Peru’s Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash: a Hiking & Biking Guide"

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Northeast Ridge, South Face or South Face Arete



North Face or the Northeast Ridge

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What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • First class bus tickets
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
  • All technical equipment
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All camping and cooking equipment
  • Donkeys or llamas and porters where applicable
  • Sleeping tents
  • Sleeping mats
  • Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and bathroom tent
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expeditions
  • Celebration banquet at the end of trip

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • All food during in-town days except the Celebration Banquet
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

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Expedition Enquiry

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