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. VALLUNARAJU (5,686 m / 18,654 ft.)
Vallunaraju is located right to the east from Huaraz, and is part of Ranrapalca massif, is one of the most frequented and easiest climbing peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.
Vallunaraju have two summits: The North Peak (5,686 m / 18,654 ft.) and South Peak (5,675 m / 18,618 ft.). The north summit is the most frequented summit each year and It is one of the best places to practice ski.
FIRST ASCENT: 12 July, 1 949, by A. Szepessy and M. Szepessy (D. S.).
SEASON: December / June
DIFFICULTY: (easy): Straightforward, possibly a glacial approach, snow and ice will often be at an easy angle.
SET CAMPS: Optional Base Camp (4,430 m / 14,534 ft.) and Moraine Camp (4,950 m / 16,240 ft.).