Late July conditions and news

There has been heavy snowfall in much of the Cordillera Real over the past few days. Strong winds are forecast for the rest of the week. The Cordillera Occidental missed out on the snow and is fairly bare, icy snow slopes are prevalent with some penitente nieve formation.

Some recent climbs: The British Route on Huallomen (aka Wyoming) was climbed by 2 different teams recently. A Canadian group of 3 were helped down the mountain by local guides when one of them was injured by a chunk of ice knocked down by the leader where the route joins the summit ridge. A local team climbed a week later to recover equipment left in the rescue effort.

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Alex von Ungern mid way up the British route on the SE face of Huallomen.

 

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The final pitch before the summit ridge.

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Alex on the summit ridge

Some new route action on the east side of Pico Milluni:

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Jesus Churata on his new route Ruta de los Vikingos.

 

Pomerape (Pomerata) was recently climbed via the south face with conditions found to be icy.

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Max and Erik on the long slope to the summit of Pomerata.

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Max with Parinacota in the background.

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Sajama from Sajama village.