Intermediate Climbing Course – 3 days

Áncash, Perú




3 days
4.33 by 3 reviews
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Designed to expand and redevelop essential skills for people with some basic climbing techniques. Snow and ice climbing, anchor setting, belaying and rope skills, glacier travel techniques, route selection and navigation, weather conditions, lead climbing, avalanche awareness, emergency shelter, crevasses and alpine rescue.


  • Transport: From Huaraz to the starting point of your activity, and from the end point of your activity back to Huaraz. We use private transport, minivans and other types of cars, depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner, depending on the size of the group.
  • Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, ropes, carabiners, dining tent (depending on the size of the group), table and chairs, first aid kit, stove, crockery and kitchen utensils. We can also provide you with personal mountain equipment if you do not have one.
  • Entrance fee: for the national park.


  • First breakfast, last dinner, soft or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early, additional expenses as a result of rescue or emergency evacuation.

What to Bring

  • Mountain backpack (65 liters).
  • Sleeping bag (-25 C)
  • Walking poles if you have knee problems.
  • Mountaineering boots – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Crampons – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Ice ax – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Helmet – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Harness – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (minimum factor 40), hat, good sunglasses
  • Well used in mountain boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing: T-shirt (quick-drying or merino wool recommended), trekking pants or leggings, sweater, wool trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat, buff.
  • Down jacket quality 650 to 900 thermal degrees
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
  • Gore-Tex gloves
  • Bottle of water 1 liter, We will provide you with boiled and purified water
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money

Are you missing something? We can provide the detailed program and everything you need for a great day of expeditions, check each trip for detailed information on prices and offers we have for groups and dates or contact us for a personalized trip and you will be able to fully enjoy. The personal technical equipment and expedition clothing that we can provide you at no cost will depend on whether we have an available warehouse, which is why it is important to book in advance and check what we can provide you.

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Tour Plan

We drive east and up from Huaraz on a dirt road for 1.5 hours to the Llaca Valley (4470m). Here we put on our backpacks and climb steeply up a ridge for about 3 to 4 hours to Moraine Camp (5000m). The first 2 hours are on hard and steep terrain, but then the route becomes easier and gradually traverses to the camp. All the way we have impressive views of the nearby Nevado Ocshapalca ridge, the city of Huaraz and the Cordillera Negra. At night from the Moraine camp, the lights of Huaraz are magical. In the afternoon we practice using ropes, knots and have some rock-climbing instructions.
First, we climb on moraine rock slabs for 30 minutes before reaching the glacier where we will have a full day of instruction. Instruction in snow and ice climbing, anchor setting, belaying and rope skills, glacier travel techniques, route selection and navigation, lead climbing, avalanche awareness, emergency shelter, crevasses and alpine rescue, ice climbing, mixed rock and ice climbing.
We left early to climb to the Summit. It is a stable and not steep place on good snow slopes towards the Summit (5686m). The last 60 meters to the Summit are steeper and more exposed. You will practice and reinforce the techniques you have been learning the day before. Then we return to the Moraine camp to pack our tents and descend to the Llaca Valley where our transport will be waiting for us.
It is necessary to carry all the equipment from the vehicle to the base camp. The road to the camp is a rocky, dirty trail that is steep and demanding for about the first two hours. Our crew brings the tents, food and equipment, but you must bring your own personal equipment (and you must have a large enough backpack for this). Our crew will carry as much of their climbing gear as they can handle. We rate the course and climb as difficult due to the altitude and the steep and harsh nature of the hike up to the camp while carrying your gear make it demanding. The intensive nature of the climbing instruction is also physically demanding. You must be strong enough to carry a moderate weight backpack up the steep trail. For the fit, strong and well acclimatized this is a great and challenging adventure; You should not consider this course unless you are in above average physical condition and are generally strong. It is important that you are well acclimatized to the altitude before attempting to climb any peak, thus avoiding any potential problems with lack of energy or any altitude related illness when climbing. Climbing above 5,000m is physically demanding, even when the climb itself is not steep or technical. In this ascent you go from Huaraz (3090m) directly to the Morrena Camp (5130m), constituting a difference in altitude of 2014m in a single day. Therefore, it is extremely important that you are already well acclimatized. We always recommend a walk of at least 4 days for acclimatization and additional physical condition.

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Amenities 4/5
Services 5/5
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3 thoughts on “Intermediate Climbing Course – 3 days”

  1. 4.2

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    It is a great place to shop not too far from New York. We took the bus from Port Authority and traveled through the countryside to get there.

  2. 3.8

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    This is the best tour on the east coast! It was amazing how many places we visited and what great memories we made!

  3. 5

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    We always stay at here when in town. The location is great, staff is wonderful and we love the overall feel. Beautiful view from the here.

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