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Alpamayo Expedition

Brief Description:  Our Alpamayo expedition is between 10 and 14 days long and is the most physically and mentally challenging scheduled expedition that we offer.  First, we attempt Urus (5400 meters) and/or Ishinka (5600 meters) for acclimatization purposes. We then attempt one of the most aesthetic climbs in the mountaineering world, the Italian route on Alpamayo. This 60 degree, 6000 meter ice pyramid is widely regarded as the most beautiful mountain in the world. The ascent involves a two day approach to base camp, one or two nights at intermediate moraine camp, and one or two nights at high camp above 18,000 feet from which a summit bid is made.

Dates:  Parties of three or more can contact Granite Arches with date preferences and arrange a "scheduled" trip.  Individuals can either schedule their own custom dates, or can participate in a previously scheduled expedition (see "Dates" at right).  The climbing season for Alpamayo 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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Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.