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6-day Mountaineering course and Yanapaccha summit (5,460m) in Peru

Learn about mountaineering safety and get to the summit of Yanapaccha, in the Peruvian Andes, on this 6-day program led by IFMGA certified mountain guide Juventino.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Follow an experienced guide on a mountaineering course about safety.

  • Reach the summit of Yanapaccha and contemplate its incredible views.

  • Improve your abilities and prepare for future ascents.

Description

Take a mountaineering course in the Cordillera Blanca and reach the summit of Yanapaccha on this 6-day program in Peru.

Our objective on this course is to provide you with tools and knowledge about mountaineering risks and safety measures you can take to prepare for any issue that may occur while climbing. We’ll talk about avalanches, exposed terrain, rock falls, crevasses and how to face them. These skills are essential for any mountaineer and will give you confidence in your future climbs.

Apart from the course, on this trip, we’ll have the chance to put into practice what we have learned and get to the top of Yanapaccha. This peak is in the Huascaran National Park, in the Ancash Region, and has an altitude of 5,460 meters. During the climb, we’ll face glacier travel and ice slopes, which will represent a challenge for us. However, the dazzling views from the top will be totally worth the effort.

On the first day of the program, we’ll depart from Huaraz and drive for 2 hours to the start of our trek. From there, we’ll spend 2 more hours hiking until we reach the basecamp at 4,950 meters of height. On the following three days, we’ll practice climbing, belaying and crevasse rescue, among other topics. The fifth day of the program will be the summit day, when we’ll get to the top of Yanapaccha and return to the camp. Finally, on the last day, we’ll return to Huaraz and end the trip.

As for the level, this ascent is moderate and, as I mentioned, it includes some difficult sections. That’s why it’s important to have some prior mountaineering experience as well as a very good fitness level.

So, would you like to take part in this mountaineering course and ascent? Then follow me on this 6-day program and live an unforgettable experience in the Cordillera Blanca.

Looking for a shorter course in the Peruvian Andes? Then check out this 3-day program that I lead in Vallunaraju, near Huaraz.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1702 each

Group of 2

USD 980 each

Group of 3

USD 928 each

Group of 4

USD 877 each

Group of 5

USD 825 each

Group of 6

USD 805 each

Group of 7

USD 774 each

Group of 8

USD 743 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Not included in the price: flights, personal insurance, personal items, sleeping bag, snacks and drinks.


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