The town of Huaraz has amazing views of the Cordillera Blanca mountains of the Andes.
Laguna Churup is one of our first acclimatization hikes. This lake (14,600'), higher than anything in the lower 48, is a perfect introduction to Peru's high altitude beauty.
The Ishinca Valley (14,200') will be our base for multiple high peak ascents.
Donkey's do all the work carrying gear into our base camp in the Ishinca Valley.
High Camp for Ishinca is situated in an alpine cirque with views of our climbing route and other peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.
Ishinca is a spectacular snow climb to one of the best views in the range.
The upper slopes of Ishinca lead great views in the perfect Peruvian weather.
The summit of Ishinca shows us the endless mountains and alpine lakes of the Andes Mountains.
After a long day to Tocclaraju high camp the view back down the Ishinca Valley is worth the hard work.
Our route up the lefthand ridge of Tocclaraju is shown from a local acclimatization peak.
Somewhere out there in the clouds is the Peruvian Jungle to the east of the Cordillera Blanca.
Endless mountains enfold from the slopes of Tocclaraju.
After a long summit day on Tocclaraju you can look back at the summit 5,500 feet above the Ishinca valley floor.