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Ishinka Expedition

Brief Description:  Our expedition to Ishinka is  between 10 and 12 days long. After several days of acclimatizing, sight-seeing and planning in Huaraz, we leave for the mountains and base camp.  First, we attempt Urus (5400 meters)   for acclimatization purposes.  After snow school and relaxing in base  camp in the Ishinka Valley for several days, we move to high camp at 5000 meters.  High camp is located between Ishnika and Ranrapalca--a stunning alpine cirque from which we stage our summit bid. We then ascend the sublime slopes of Ishinka (5600 meters). 

Approaching Ishinka, Granite Arches Ishinka Expedition 2000

Dates:  Parties of three or more can contact Granite Arches with date preferences and arrange a trip.  Individuals can either schedule their own custom dates, or can participate in a previously scheduled expedition (see "Dates" at right).  The climbing season is mid May to mid August.  








Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Phone: (423) 413-1432

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