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.
Mt. PISCO (5,752 m / 18,871 ft.)
With an abundance of magnificent snow and great weather from March to jun, ski touring in Pisco is a wonderful experience.
Mt. Pisco is located in heart of the Cordillera Blanca, exactly in Huandoy Massif. It´s a Summit with 360° great view and surrounded by the principal mountains of Cordillera Blanca: Huandoys, Caraz Chain, Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Paron, Chacraraju, Yanapaccha, Chopicalqui, Huascaran South and North, Contrahierbas, and others.
Mountain considered technically easy ascent / climb in the Cordillera Blanca. Its technical conditions and its wonderful summit view; attracts many mountaineers to spend part-time, enjoying and climbing it.
FIRST ASCENT:SW ridge; 12 July, 1 951, by C. Kogan, R. Leininger and M. Lenoir (D. S.). Currently known as the Normal Route.
SEASON: December to June.
DIFFICULTY: FACILE(easy): Straightforward, possibly a glacial approach, snow and ice will often be at an easy angle.
SET CAMPS: Base Camp (4,650 m / 15,255 ft.) and Optional Moraine Camp (4,950 m / 16,240 ft.).