QUITARAJU (6036M)

Timimg: 7 days

Grade: Technical

QuitarajuQuitaraju is a great peak for climbers wanting a more technical challenge with less difficulty and exposure than Alpamayo. It is climbed from the same base camp as Alpamayo, and offers amazing close up views of Alpamayo.

DAY1: Drive 3 hours from Huaraz to Cashapampa. then hike to Llamacorral 3750m. 4 to 5 hours

DAY2: -Hike to Base Camp at the top of the Quebrada Arhuaycocha 4250m. 4 to 5 hours

DAY3: Rest Day while the porters carry gear to High Camp

DAY4: First climbing on moraine rock, then on sometimes steep ice & snow to High Camp. 5450m 5 to 6 hours

DAY5: We start early in the morning and climb slopes up to 60º to 70 º to the summit. For larger groups or inexperienced climbers we will use fixed rope, and rappel is needed to descend. 8 to 9 hours for the day

DAY6: Return to Base Camp. 5 to 6 hours

DAY7: Return to Cashapampa. 7 to 8 hours and return to Huaraz in our private van

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