Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.
La Cordillera Blanca is one of the best and unexplored mountain ski areas in Peru, with a wide winter season and magnificent snow.
The great variety of places, orientations and inclinations allow the practice of skiing in the tropical climate. Skiing in the middle of the great mountains, such as Copa and Huascaran make it unique.
Ishinca valley is one of the few valleys in the Cordillera Blanca that offers variety of easy and/or difficult climbs from the same Base Camp. Ishinca Base Camp is a great spot to have a perfect acclimatization process if you have bigger challenges.
This program includes to climb the summit Mt. Ishinca (5,530 m / 18,143 ft.) on ski
FIRST ASCENT:SW ridge 12 May 1,954 by P. Baltazar, C. Fernandez, C. Morales, M. Romero and F. Suazo (D. S.).
SEASON: December to june.
DIFFICULTY: FACILE(easy): Straightforward, possibly a glacial approach, snow and ice will often be at an easy angle.