COURSES
ACONCAGUA
PERU

INTERMEDIATE COURSE

FOCUSED ON LEARNING MOUNTAINEERING
FOR 8000 masl

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

YANPACCHA   CHOPICALQUI

5,460 msnm   6,354 msnm

15 days / 14 nigth
Dificultad - Intermediate
6,354 msnm
March - October

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Lima and travel to Huaraz

Day 2: Meeting and acclimatization around Huaraz.

Day 3: Huaraz - Lazy dog sector - Refugio Llaca

AM: We start our adventure by walking through a beautiful valley that will take us to our first acclimatization destination, the Llaca Refuge. Once there we will settle into the refuge and then enjoy a delicious lunch.
PM: The mind is a fundamental element when planning and carrying out our adventures, so it is important to prepare ourselves mentally for our activity:

  • Welcome to the course
  • Mountain safety talk.
  • Objective and subjective dangers in mountaineering.
  • Risk management.
Day 4: Llaca Hut.

AM: After breakfast we will start our theoretical activities while our body gradually adapts to the altitude. Today we will talk about very important topics when preparing our mountain activities:

  • Mountain nutrition and altitude sickness
  • Terrain adaptation and clothing
  • Personal protective equipment for mountaineering in glacial and high altitude terrain.

PM: Once we have the knowledge about the proper psychological and nutritional preparation we start our practices in:

  • Anchors
  • Roping knots
  • Use of climbing equipment and climbing sequence.
Day 5: Llaca Hut - Huaraz

After breakfast we have a brief review of the topics seen in previous days and then return to Huaraz.

Day 6: Huaraz - Yanapaccha Base Camp

Arrival at the camp, review of what we have seen the previous days. Now we are much closer to the mountain and we will be able to learn more about how to read the terrain we are in, this day we will see some topics such as:

  • Glacier formation and current terrain conditions.
  • Types of snow.
  • Crevasse formation.
  • Climatic conditions in the mountains and their impact on the terrain.
Day 7: Yanapaccha Glacier

With the knowledge acquired at base camp we will be ready to start activities inside the glacier. This day we will learn basic knowledge that will help us to achieve autonomy and safety on the mountain such as:

  • Crampon and ice axe use
  • Self-arrest
  • Roping on the glacier
  • Rappelling.
Day 8: Yanapaccha Glacier

After breakfast we are ready to return to the glacier and learn new techniques with which we will be able to perform better in any mountain terrain:

  • Ice anchors
  • Ice climbing
  • Fixed rope ascent.
  • Correct use of tools such as carabiners, yumar, grigri, etc.
  • Crossing ladders in crevasses.
Day 9: Yanapaccha Base Camp - Summit - Cebollapampa

The time has come to put into practice everything we have learnt, we will make the ascent to the summit, where we will have all the challenges we have prepared for. After enjoying a 360º view of the beautiful Cordillera Blanca we start the descent by an alternative route that will take us to Cebollapampa, where we will have dinner and rest.

Day 10: Rest in Cebollapampa.

Now that we have all the basic knowledge we will put it into practice in a beautiful and challenging mountain. Safety and autonomy will be the protagonists of this adventure.

Day 11: Cebollapampa - Moraine Camp Chopicalqui

Day 12: Chopicalqui Moraine Camp - Chopicalqui High Camp

Day 13: Chopicalqui High Camp - Summit - Moraine Camp

Day 14: Moraine Camp - Huaraz

Day 15: Huaraz - Lima

INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation from Huaraz to all locations.
  • Airport pick up
  • Ground transportation Lima - Huaraz- Lima
  • Hotel in Huaraz (3 Nights)
  • Professional guide- Instructor UIAGM - IFMGA
  • Cook, cooking and dining equipment.
  • Complete meals during the expeditions.
  • Box-lunch for trekking and ascents.
  • Horsemen and donkeys.
  • Camping.
  • Overnight tents, multiple accommodation.
  • First aid kit.
  • Lodging at Refugio Llaca (3 Nights)
  • Porters
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes, carabiners, belays, pegs).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight from country of origin.
  • Visa (if required)
  • Additional accommodation outside the program.
  • Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park ($45 or S/150, bring in cash at the beginning of the expedition).
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat (-30º- 40º Comfort).
  • Hiking boots (rigid, high boots).
  • Personal clothing and toiletries.
  • Food in Huaraz.
  • Personal climbing equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, technical ice axes).

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Small backpack.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Head torch.
  • Thermal clothing.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Sun block.
  • Lip protector with sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses with sunscreen.
  • Personal first aid kit with reliable medicines.

TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Reservation of dates for the expedition is made with a deposit of 50% of the total amount. The remaining amount is due one week before the expedition.
  • In case of non-attendance or late arrival there will be no refund of the deposit.
  • The itinerary may vary slightly, depending on external conditions such as rain, road maintenance and the like.
  • In the event of a change in the itinerary at the client's request, the client will be responsible for any additional costs.
  • Any special health conditions such as diabetes, gastric or cardiac problems or recent surgical procedures must be reported prior to the expedition together with a medical information sheet.
  • The company can offer a certification valid only for personal and informative purposes and not as a document to carry out guiding or other activities that compromise the life or integrity of other people or oneself.
  • The service of porterage or personal assistance is not included, if the client requires it, he/she must give prior notice and pay the salary and per diem expenses of the additional personnel he/she hires.
  • The items that are not included can be rented, for this you must give notice to the company of the items needed with their respective sizes.
  • At the time of booking you must specify the type of food you eat (normal, vegetarian, vegan) in order to take it into account at the time of making arrangements for the expedition.