NOV 30 – Peruvian Andes, slideshow and potluck

AlpineClubOttawa_2014 Trip to Peru

Peruvian Andes, 2014
Presented by Bart Orlowski and Helen Tsai

Cordillera HuayHuash is a remote and rugged mountain range in Andes of Peru. This compact cluster of peaks measures 30km in length. In the middle of the range stand big towers of ice and rock: Yerupaja (6634m) and Siula Grande (6344m) – the mountain made famous by Joe Simpson’s book “Touching the Void”. In the early July, our group of five embarked on the challenging Alpine Circuit trek of HuayHuash. The trek is considered one of the finest in the world and involves steep, exposed terrain, short, technical rock steps, and two glacier crossings – all at the altitude well above 4000m.

Nevado Pisco (5,752m) and Yanapaccha (5,460m) were our mountaineering objectives in the days that followed the trekking adventure – besides interesting and fairly demanding climbing, they offered stunning vistas of some of the most sought after summits in the Cordillera Blanca: Alpamayo (5,947 m), Artensonraju (6,025m), and Huscaran (6,768m).

We will share our stories, impressions, and memories from this year’s trip to South America.

Where: 143 Flora St, Ottawa (Klatt residence in Centertown Ottawa)
When: 6:00pm for the potluck – bring a dish to share; BYOB; 7:30pm for the slideshow
You must RSVP to confirm your attendance with Calvin Klatt at or 613-234-2072

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