Alpamayo Trip Report (#62)

  • Signed By: Jeroen of San Diego, CA, USA
  • Date submitted: September 01, 2003

Had to abandon climb due to avalanche: probably a serac broke off from maybe as high as the summit ridge. Avalanche path a hundred meters wide, crossed three times by the route up. Due to amazon weather system the whole mountain was covered in clouds, so without sight for almost 48 hours - which could reveal the cause of the avalanche - we decided not to climb to the summit. Maybe, June was a little bit early to try this mountain. But, on the other hand, if you try later, it is very crowded on the mountain with a lot of icefall in the couloirs. I'll just have to come some time...

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