Peru: Ausangate (20,945’)
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Cuzco and Tinqui, Peru
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LEADER: Greg Long
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LEADER QUALIFICATIONS: HAMS instructor. Multiple international climbs up to 8,000M. Previous experience on peak. Limited ability to speak Spanish.
TRIP DATES: July 12 – July 25, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 14
TRIP OVERVIEW: Climb the highest peak in southern Peru. The trip will feature a climb of 20,945’ Ausangate, a technically challenging mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota of southern Peru. The climb includes roped glacier travel, and a spectacular 200M 60-70 degree snow climb at 19,000’ Before and after the climb, there will be time to explore the ancient Incan capitol of Cuzco, with its many archaeological sites and museums.
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Roped glacier travel. High Altitude snow/ice climbing to angles of 70 degrees at 20,000+ feet.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels in town and tents on the climb.
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: HAMS graduates. Previous experience with glacier travel at high altitude. Preference given to those with advanced ice and snow climbing skills.
PRE-TRIP ACTIVITIES: Mandatory pre-trip meeting (date TBD). At least 4 training climbs, two of which will be mandatory rope travel/crevasse rescue practice.
INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Round trip air Lima to Cuzco, hotels, airport transfers, transfers to and from trailhead, cook, food (climbers will bring own food on summit bid), horses and arierro on climb. Group kitchen tent, leader reimbursement.
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: International airfare Denver to Lima, excess baggage fees, taxes, gratuities, meals while in Cuzco, tickets to tourist attractions. Personal tents on climbing portion of trip. Personal meals, stoves, and fuel on summit day. Personal snacks, souvenirs, medications/shots, travel and/or evacuation insurance.
Day 1: 12 July Depart Denver
Day 2: 13 July Arrive Cuzco
Day 3: 14 July in Cuzco – hike to ruins above town
Day 4: 15 July in Cuzco – tour museums, churches, etc. Pack and organize
Day 5: 16 July Transfer to Tinqui/Pacchanta – Hot Springs!
Day 6: 17 July Trek from Pacchanta to Base camp (15,750’)
Day 7: 18 July Carry load to High camp
Day 8: 19 July Transfer to high Camp (18,000’)
Day 9: 20 July Summit - option to remain at high camp or return to BC
Day 10: 21 July Alternate summit/rest at BC. * Possibly trek halfway to Upis
Day 11: 22 July BC to Upis &
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation 91 days (April 11, 2014 ) or more prior to departure: If a qualified, wait listed, person is available to take a vacated slot and pays all money due, all payments made by the cancelling party will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. If no one is available to take a vacated slot, all money paid in will be refunded, less the $400 deposit. Cancellation on Day 46 (May 30,2014) up to Day 90 prior to departure: If a qualified, wait listed, person is available to take a vacated slot and pays all money due, all payments made by the cancelling party will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If no one is available to take a vacated slot, 1/3 of paid-in money will be refunded. If only the $500 deposit has been paid in, in this instance, then the deposit is not-refundable. Cancellation 45 (July 1) or fewer days prior to departure: No refund will be made.
ALL PARTICIPANTS are strongly encouraged to purchase travel/cancellation/evacuation insurance.
Deposit of $400 due by Feb. 15, 2014.