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Great Peaks of Peru Team Pictures from Pisco Oeste Climb

Pisco Oeste Climb – Pictures The Peru Team would like to share with you some pictures from their successful Pisco Climb. These fantastic views are considered by many climbers to be the best in the White Range. Enjoy! Sunrise. The … Continue reading

Great Peaks of Peru Team is on top of Pisco Oeste!

Great Peaks of Peru Team has returned from the summit of Ishinca

Great Peaks of Peru Team is currently on the Summit of Mt. Urus Este

Great Peaks of Peru Team has been enjoying acclimatization hikes!

Peru Climbing Team Views the Huarapasca Glacier

Hi family and friends, The team continued their acclimatization process today hiking up to the beginning of the Huarapasca glacier (16,283 feet) where they had a climbing school session reviewing basic climbing techniques and glacier travel skills. During the drive … Continue reading

Peru Climbing Team Acclimates in the Peruvian White Range

THE ALPINE ASCENTS TEAM ACCLIMATES IN THE PERUVIAN WHITE RANGE Hello family and friends, The team has arrived to the town of Huaraz (10,137 feet), located at the foot of the majestic White Range. Team members Amy, Sharon, John and … Continue reading

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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