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Guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca to Pisco summit

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Gaston, ACGM mountain guide, will lead you through this amazing guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca all the way up to the famous Pisco Summit (5752 m). Prepare for the ultimate Peruvian adventure!

Cordillera Blanca

7 Days

Jul, Aug

High

Intermediate


Description

I propose a 7-day program full of adventures, breathtaking panoramic views and unforgettable experiences. Come and join me on this unique guided ascent week in Cordillera Blanca to Pisco Summit (5752 m)!

Extending over 200 kilometers, Cordillera Blanca is the most extensive tropical ice-covered range in the world and has the biggest concentration of ice in the country. During this mountaineering adventure, I invite you to explore one of its most popular peaks, the Pisco Summit (5752 m).

First, we will meet in the beautiful capital city of Lima. Then, we will take a private bus to Huaraz where we’ll rest and relax in the Tumi Hotel and get ready to start this mountaineering adventure. On our second day, we’ll transfer to Nevado Pisco Base Camp (4400 m) where we’ll start with our acclimatization process. During the days to come, I will make sure all participants are enjoying themselves in a fun and safe way and that everyone  makes it to the top in the best possible conditions.

This guided ascent week is suitable for intermediate climbers who want to improve their mountaineering techniques. It also is ideal for travelers who want to discover one of the most amazing vistas in South America.  Please bear in mind that all participants will need a good fitness level. 

This mountaineering adventure is the best way to discover the amazing Pisco Summit. So, if you are ready for the challenge, send your request! I guarantee this will be a unique experience!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Price does not include : - Personal equipment - Transport to the start of the trip -


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima at 6:15 am.

Transport to Huaraz and arrival to Hotel Tumi.

Day 2: Transfer to Nevado Pisco Base Camp (4400 m)

Day 3: Acclimatization trek to 69 Lagoon

Acclimatization trek to 69 Lagoon and return back to base camp.

Day 4: Ascent to mountain hut (4700 m)

Day 5: Nevado Pisco ascent (5752 m)

It will take us between 12 and 14 hours to ascend the Nevado Pisco. Then, we’ll return back to the mountain hut.

Day 6: Return to Huaraz

Return to Huaraz where we’ll enjoy our last dinner at the hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to Lima

Transfer from Huaraz to Lima Airport .

 

About the guide

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Gastón

4.50

(12)

Alpine Guide

Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG

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What people are saying about Gastón

HENRIK

5.00

We summited Ojos del Salado on December 8th, 2023. We where a small and nice group of 3 mountaineers and 2 guides. Gaston was a very friendly senior guide. Very helpful was his admirable experience as a mountain guide. He provided a reasonable and balanced program consisting of acclimatization hikes, driving and rest days. Explore-Share was the only provider who offed me this expedition for a reasonable price at suitable dates and assisted very well in finding the right guide. It was an unforgettable trip I can recommend to everybody, who loves mountaineering and outdoor adventures.

Biff

4.00

We loved Gaston - he was very nice - BUT - one of the team members was not prepared - at all - for this type of climb which significantly hampered the performance of the other team members. I would STRONGLY encourage a stronger process of weeding out those who have no business signing up for such a climb - I will admit, my entire experience was 'ruined' because of the weak climber - we had to take long, long, long breaks in order for her to catch up making the rest of us extremely cold - it was so unfortunate - additionally, I would suggest a higher hiker to guide ratio - since we were required to carry our own gear to the high camp - and one of the members was not strong enough to pull their own weight - this added additional burden to the other climbers! I am so frustrated that due to the lack of training, responsibility, and knowledge of one climber it ruined the entire experience for the rest of us!

5.00

I recommend Gaston as an example of a first rate mountain guide. Very attentive to his clients and an excellent chef. I have never been so well looked after on an expedition. Thank you all very much.

5.00

The trip to Aconcagua with Gastón was really nice. Gaston was a great guide and we all learned a lot from him. In addition to his mountaineering skills he is an excellent story teller and we enjoyed his company a lot. It was unfortunate that we were not able to summit, but I was expecting that may be the case with weather so I was not disappointed. All in all, I was really pleased of the service, food, wine, company, mountain. I can not think of anything bad to say.

5.00

Gaston is the most experienced guide and trustworthy person that I've ever met in my life. We summited Aconcagua in 9 days and it was the best adventure in my life. Definitely recommend!


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