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Chopicalqui is the fourth highest mountain in the Cordillera Blanca. It is located immediately northeast of Peru's highest mountain, Huascaran (22,204 ft.). Though overshadowed by Huascaran in height, Chopicalqui is a similarly large mountain, both high and massive, with steep and narrow glacial ridges.

Elevation (feet): 20,846
Elevation (meters): 6,354
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -9.08718
Longitude: -77.573905
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1932
First successful climber(s): P. Borchers, W. Bernhard, H. Hoerlin, E. Hein, E. Shneider
Nearest major airport: Lima, Peru
Convenient Center: Huaraz, Peru

Trip Reports

There are 19 trip reports for Chopicalqui.

  • Log #845 - by walter fimml on Oct 30, 20043.00 stars
    finally good conditions, went up with my friend susi kühndl from morraine camp to the top in 10 hours, 5 hours back, there was a track from an us-peruvian group that had a camp at about 5800m. no...
  • Log #846 - by Mike Kendon, Lizzie Kennett on June 09, 20043.00 stars
    Reached the top in a white out. On descent the snow stake ripped that I was abseiling off at c 6200m. I fell 30ft and compressed 2 vertebrae when I landed in a crevasse. It was a long and painful...
  • Log #847 - by skip spangenburg on Apr 27, 20043.00 stars
    climbed from morraine camp to summit and return in 10 hrs.the entrance to the glacier is quite broken and we bypassed the big crevasse near the summit by down climbing onto the face and crossing it...
  • Log #848 - by Max Schubert on Sep 11, 20023.00 stars
    I attempted this peak with my father, 63 years old and Dorte, 19 years old. We were quite a mixed group, all coming from Heidelberg in Germany. We had good luck with the weather, as it was quite...
  • Log #849 - by Guy JADOT on Aug 01, 20023.00 stars
    CAB Section Hainaut-Belgium. Du 22 au 24 juillet 2002, 8 alpinistes de la section Hainaut, ont r'ussis le sommet du Chopicalqui. Conditions m't'os: -15ÉC, venteux mais tres bonne visibilit',...
  • Log #851 - by Chuck Lundrigan on Aug 12, 20013.00 stars
    After several days of poor wheather and constant snow above 19,000' we set out from base came. The hike to Moraine was awesome. Lots of scree and talus. Very steep sides on trail.
  • Log #852 - by Jean-Francois Bélanger on Feb 28, 20013.00 stars
    we summitted on a beautiful night and morning... after a week of clear sky... 1 hour after the summit, clouds joined the party!! que lastima por los demas!! MERCI a mes coequipiers: Mathieu Nadeau...
  • Log #853 - by Alain THOMAS on Jan 02, 20013.00 stars
    Expedition du Club Alpin Belge, "PEROU 2000"- 17 membres, 3 ont fait le sommet le 21/07/2000 et 8 le 22/07/2000. Temps magnifique, aucune difficulte technique non prévue, c'était génial. Camp...
  • Log #854 - by Jelle Egas on Feb 23, 20003.00 stars
    Strong winds, cold conditions, but excellent route. Fixed snowstakes in places you need them most. Great abseil from the summitplateau!
  • Log #855 - by JORDI ROSET I LLOBET on Feb 17, 20003.00 stars
    Nice Mountain. It was my first 6000mts and I will not forget. I will come back.
  • Log #856 - by stefan wyss and martin morex on Feb 16, 20003.00 stars
    Climbed with ski in one day.
  • Log #857 - by Jean-Marc Fiton on Aug 30, 19993.00 stars
    Very nice mountain, worth for the view over the Huascaran peaks. I climbed it by the normal way, perhaps the hardest part is the moraine just above the camp. Three short ice walls (around 50...
  • Log #858 - by Guillaume Couture on July 16, 19993.00 stars
    We climb the S-W ridge (Normal Route). WOW!!! A climb without technical difficulty if the condition are good and if somebody clear the route before you. In early season there is very, very deep snow,...
  • Log #859 - by Ariel Handel on Feb 24, 19993.00 stars
    One of my most beutiful climbs. Amazing finish contains abseiling into a huge crevasse and climbing its vertical opposite wall straight to the summit.Just do it.
  • Log #860 - by Ariel Handel on Feb 24, 19993.00 stars
    It was one of my most beutiful climbs, amazing finish includes abseiling into a crevasse and climbing its vertical wall from the other side straight to the summit.Highly rec.
  • Log #861 - by George Bell on Jan 14, 19993.00 stars
    Chopicalqui is a beautiful peak, see some cool photos of my ascent on my web page under the Photo Gallery.
  • Log #20582 - by Markus Walter on Jan 07, 20073.00 stars
    We made it to the top and back to El Tambo in a 36 hours roundtrip from Huaraz using a small bivvy tent for one night on the glacier and public buses for approach to the starting point just few...
  • Log #19967 - by Lois Lackner on Sep 27, 20063.00 stars
    We made the summit from Colcamp in very good conditions. We needed 5:15 hours to the summit and 1:30 down to camp and went down to the street the same day. We had no porters, so we had a lot of...
  • Log #22383 - by Gallyan on June 11, 20133.00 stars
    Nice weather, snow in goog condition.