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Entries By robby young


Peru Seminar: Team Trains below Ishinca

After falling asleep to a gentle rain last night, our team woke up to to star filled skies. The clouds had dropped a few inches of snow up high and the glaciers suspended above camp glistened in the light of the moon. After a hasty 5:30am breakfast we shouldered our packs and climbed uphill three hours to the base of the Ishinca Glacier. The new snow made the hard glacial ice a bit more forgiving, and we used the terrain to train on basic mountaineering techniques such as rope travel, crampon technique and ice axe arrest. After taking a break for lunch and admiring our beautiful surroundings, we got into more advanced techniques like ice screw placement and V-thread anchors.
Tonight was the current group favorite dinner- Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian mix with beef, french fries, rice and tomatoes. Delicious!

RMI Guides Robby Young and Eric Frank


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Train Below Ishinca

After falling asleep to a gentle rain last night, our team woke up to to star-filled skies. The clouds had dropped a few inches of snow up high and the glaciers suspended above camp glistened in the light of the moon. After a hasty 5:30am breakfast we shouldered our packs and climbed uphill three hours to the base of the Ishinca Glacier. The new snow made the hard glacial ice a bit more forgiving, and we used the terrain to train on basic mountaineering techniques such as rope travel, crampon technique and ice axe arrest. After taking a break for lunch and admiring our beautiful surroundings, we got into more advanced techniques like ice screw placement and V-thread anchors.
Tonight was the current group favorite dinner- Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian mix with beef, french fries, rice and tomatoes. Delicious!

RMI Guide Robby Young

Good Afternoon Team Peru!
I love these photos and action information! Please say hello to Neil Yoder and tell him that we will expect him to perfectly replicate the Lomo Saltado for “Family Time.” Happy climbing to all!
Karen

Posted by: Karen Epstein on 7/16/2016 at 9:14 am


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Train at Base Camp

Our 14,000 feet home here in the Ishinca Valley was draped in sunshine for most of today as we did some technical training right outside our tents. A thorough knots review and a gear prep session has prepared us for our first day on the ice tomorrow. We even had the time to sneak in an acclimatization hike this afternoon up the moraine to the overlook into Laguna Tocllacoccha. The views from there proved spectacular, as always. From our 15,200’ perch, we were able to see where glacier meets lake, deep within the surrounding moraines carved out by the most recent glaciation, below the 6000m summit of Tocllaraju. For some of us, this was an exciting new high altitude record. Light rain is audible on our tent flies as we’re bedding down for the night.  An early wake up is in store tomorrow as we plan to spend the day reviewing glacier travel and ice climbing at the toe of the Ishinca Glacier. Stay tuned, friends.

Buenos Noches,

RMI Guides Robby Young, Eric Frank, Edwin, and the Peru Seminar Crew

P.S.  Spanish climbing term of the day is “Ballestrinque”, which means Clove Hitch.


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Move to Ishinca Basecamp

Hello from our beautiful camp in the Ishinca Valley. This morning the team packed up our gear, and bussed two valleys to the north of Huaraz to the Pashpa trailhead. There we loaded the equipment onto our trusty little mountain burros and hiked along a turquoise blue stream to the very top of the valley at 14,200ft.
After multiple hours of hiking at altitude to get to camp, the team was ready for a solid dinner and our cocinero (camp cook) didn’t disappoint. We were treated to a hearty meal of beef, potatoes and rice, plus desert!
Currently we are tucked into our sleeping bags being lulled to sleep by a nearby glacial river and anticipating a full day of training tomorrow. Thanks for following along.

RMI Guides Robby Young, Eric Frank and the Peru Seminar Team


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Begin Acclimatization and Get Ready for the Mountains

Hello!

Greetings from Hotel Andino in the beautiful Huaraz City, Peru. Our expedition prep got off to a stunning start with a picturesque trip up to Puca Ventana (Red Window) at 11,600’. The additional elevation and light exercise will be crucial as we prep to move up the Ishinca Valley at 14,400’ tomorrow morning. A casual lunch at the climbing hangout Cafe Andino kept us energized through the afternoon as we began the packing and gear sorting for our upcoming week in the Cordillera.  Tonight we enjoy the comforts of civilization at our hotel for one last night. Our next dispatches will be from the high valleys as we move closer to our first climbing goal of Ishinca (18,143’). Stay tuned, friends!

Buenas Noches,

RMI Guides Robby Young, Eric Frank, Edwin, and the ESS-Peru Team


Peru Seminar: Young & Team Arrive in Huaraz

Greetings from Huaraz!

The ESS-Peru team has arrived safely in Huaraz.  After a short night of sleep yesterday evening, we left the chaos of a busy Lima city behind, traveled up the Pacific coast, over a 14,000’ pass, and down into the Ancash Valley; home of the Cordillera Blanca Range (The White Mountains).  We kicked off our stay at Hotel Andino with an incredible dinner, as usual, and are looking forward to the incredible views of the mountains from our hotel balconies in the morning. Tomorrow, our expedition prep begins.  An acclimatization hike tomorrow morning to 11,500’ into the hills above Huaraz City (pop. 127,000) will serve a crucial purpose as we coax our bodies into their high-altitude form. 

That’s all for now. Thanks for following along!

RMI Guides Robby Young, Eric Frank, and the ESS-Peru Team


Peru Seminar: Elias & Team Learn a Great Lesson on Copa

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Copa taught us a great lesson about ourselves today; about how much trail we could break, how much wind we could withstand, route finding we could do, crevasses to go around, or in other words, what are we made of. The climb stopped for us at 5,850m, basically a few feet from gaining the summit ridge. But the team had been building up to the circumstances with the previous climbs, and we held it together until it was no longer the right thing to do. Regardless, the feel of accomplishment is very present, and we’re celebrating at Base Camp with the most awesome of dinners our cook Emilio could collaborate, including homemade chocolate cake, which by the way, made at 14,800ft on a portable propane stove top, is big deal. We’ll head to Huaraz tomorrow after loading our donkeys, and close up our program with a celebratory dinner.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

Spanish word of the day: viento blanco (cloud cap)


Peru Seminar: Elias & Team Reach Copa High Camp

Hello. This is the Peru Seminar calling in from our high Camp on Copa. We are going to bed. It’s 6:30 pm local time and we are hoping to give you guys a call tomorrow from the summit. It’s been a little bit of a taxing climb this year. Much drier year than others, but we managed to get up to camp. We hope to have a good climb tomorrow. Stay tuned.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos


RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos calls in from Copa High Camp.

Good luck on the BIG summit today!

Posted by: Sandy Sawyer on 7/7/2016 at 5:59 am

Good luck and I hope you make the summit today!
Mike Mangano

Posted by: Mike mangano on 7/7/2016 at 3:44 am


Peru Seminar: Elias & Team Reach Copa BC

And we arrived to Copa BC! A good 5 hour approach, brought us to the drainage if the Lajiacocha lake, at some 14,800ft. Some clouds are currently covering the skies, and we can tell snow falling up high, but spirits are high…we’re on the mountains! Our cook is prepping our dinner, and the night is falling. Without going crazy, tomorrow we’ll move to high camp. We’ll be calling from there, all excited about our summit push!

RMI Guide Elias deAndres Martos and Team.

Good Luck!! And I hope the weather is good for you!
Mike Mangano

Posted by: Mike Mangano on 7/6/2016 at 4:47 am


Peru Seminar: Elias & Team Excited for their Next Objective

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:35 p.m. PDT

Good evening from Huaraz,

We descended this morning from Ishinca Base Camp, and by early afternoon, we arrived at the trailhead of Pashpa. After unloading the donkeys and loading the bus, a one hour drive took us back to our hotel in Huaraz. Early tomorrow morning we’ll depart for the trail head of Vicos, towards Copa Base Camp. The climbing team is doing well and motivated for the upcoming objective, a Denali sized mountain on a range with more than 100 peaks of that height! We’ll be checking in from our camps in the upcoming days.

Regards,
RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos and team

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