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Peaks of Peru • Cordillera Blanca

Guided ascents of the Peruvian Andes

Details

Length:

16 days in Peru

Climbing Season:

Summer

Climbing Grade:

Cost

$4500

Climbing Grade: Advanced

This climb requires a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical terrain above 8000 meters. Class 5.6 rock climbing is required. Excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Climbers must provide climbing resume including high altitude experience.

Climbing Grade: Advanced Intermediate

This climb requires a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical terrain at high altitude. Class 4 ice or 5.8 rock climbing is required. Excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Climbers must provide climbing resume including high altitude experience.

Climbing Grade: Intermediate

This climb requires snow and ice climbing skills with proficiency on steep and icy terrain. Strong backpacking and excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Prior climbing experience is required. High altitude experience is beneficial.

Climbing Grade: Advanced Beginner

Prior climbing experience is beneficial. Basic snow and ice climbing skills are introduced during the program. Above average physical conditioning is requisite for this climb. No high altitude experience is required.

Climbing Grade: Beginner

No prior climbing experience is required. Strong hiking skills and good physical conditioning are requisite.

Trekking Grade: Easy

No experience required.

Trekking Grade: Moderate

This trek requires 4-6 hours of hiking per day with a small pack. Elevation gains of 1000-2000 feet per day. Strong hiking skills and good physical conditioning are requisite.

Trekking Grade: Strenuous

This trek requires 6-8 hours of hiking per day with a small pack. Elevation gains of 2000-3000 feet per day. Strong hiking skills and great physical conditioning are requisite.

If you have further questions about our climbing or trekking grades; or about your qualifications for a particular expedition, trek, climb or course, please contact us.

Expedition Overview

The Cordillera Blanca, Spanish for “White Range“ is a mountainous region in northern Peru. As part of the larger Andes Range it includes the highest mountain in Peru, Nevado Huascará at 22,205ft as well as more than thirty major peaks over 18,000ft. Mountain Gurus offers nine Peruvian peaks as part of our Peaks of Peru expeditions. After arriving in Lima we quickly head to the mountain town of Huaraz; we visit the local Andean markets and take an acclimatization hike to nearby Churup Lake or Lake 69 which offer outstanding views of the Cordillera Blanca.

Nevado Pisco and Nevado Chopicalqui • 16 days

These impressive peaks make for an ideal first experience into the world of mountaineering. The climbing routes while never technical are interesting and offer a truly spectacular expedition experience. Although physically demanding they don’t require advanced climbing skills.

Our expedition heads to Cebollapampa, located in the Llanganuco Valley and situated near two beautiful turquoise lakes. We trek to Nevado Pisco and climb the narrow West Ridge ascending snow slopes to the summit at 18,871ft. Views from the mountain are superb, encompassing many well known mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, such as Huascarán, Artesonraju, and Alpamayo. A few days later we climb Nevado Chopicalqui at 20,846ft. On summit day we ascend steeply above the Col and follow the long summit ridge to the top.

Nevado Alpamayo and Nevado Quitaraju • 16-20 days

Considered by many the most beautiful mountain on earth, Alpamayo is an almost a perfect pyramid of ice. The mountain is located within the Santa Cruz massif, the northernmost range of the Cordillera Blanca. Although smaller than many of its neighboring peaks, it is distinguished by its unusual ice formations and overwhelming beauty. Alpamayo and Quitaraju are ideal climbs for skilled technical climbers seeking to challenge themselves in an alpine mountaineering environment.

After making an acclimization climb of the north ridge of Nevado Ishinca; our approuch trek heads up the Santa Cruz Valley until reaching base camp at 17,000ft. The expedition ropes up and enters the glacier reaching Col camp situated between Quitaraju and Alpamayo on a wide snow bench. We wake early and climb to the base of the Ferrari route. The route climbs the Southwest face up a narrow fluted ice and snow runnel for more than one thousand feet. The climbing is amazing. The route steepens to 55-60 degrees for the final pitch to the snow ridge. The summit ridge rewards us with incredible views and unbelievable exposure. After a day of rest we attempt Quitaraju. The North face is a long alpine route which involves over 12 pitches of 40-50 degree neve snow and ice climbing to its summit.

Day 1 • Arrive Lima
Day 2 • Huaraz
Day 3 • Huaraz
Day 4 • Approach Camp • 12,000ft
Day 5 • Base Camp • 14,000ft
Day 6 • Carry to Morain Camp
Day 7 • Rest Day • Base Camp
Day 8 • Move to Moraine Camp • 15,700ft
Day 9 • Move to High Camp • 17,000ft
Day 10 • Rest Day • High Camp
Day 11 • Summit Day • Nevado Alpamayo • 19,511ft
Day 12-13 • Contingency Day
Day 14-15 • Base Camp • Huaraz
Day 16 • Lima

Peaks of Peru

Mountain Gurus highly recommends five other spectacular peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.
Expeditions to these peaks can be arranged privately.

Nevado Huascarán
Nevado Artesónraju
Nevado Tocllaraju
Nevado Ishinca
Nevado Urus

Itinerary

Flight Schedule: USA – Lima (LIM)

Expedition begins and ends in Lima, Peru


Nevado Pisco and Nevado Chopicalqui

Day 1 • Arrive Lima
Transfer airport to hotel.

Day 2 • Huaraz
We transfer by bus (8-10 hours) to the town Huaraz.

Day 3 • Huaraz • Laguna Churup • 14,600ft 
After breakfast we have an expedition orientation and equipment check. In order to begin our acclimatization we take a short day hike to Laguna Churup. This azure colored glacial lake is nestled under 18,017ft Nevado Churup and, is not far from Huaraz.

Day 4 • Llanganuco Valley • Pisco Base Camp • 14,400ft
We transfer to Cebollapampa, located in the Llanganuco Valley and situated near two beautiful turquoise lakes. Today we trek to Nevado Pisco base camp.

Day 5 • Carry to Camp 1
Carry to Camp 1 and return to Base Camp.

Day 6 • Move to Camp 1
After breakfast we pack up and move to Camp 1 followed by climbing skills review.

Day 7 • Move to Camp 2
We climb through the rocky moraine to the glaciers edge towards Camp 2. We get to bed early for an alpine start.

Day 8 • Summit Day • Nevado Pisco • 18,871ft
The day starts early. We climb the narrow West Ridge ascending snow slopes up to 35 degrees. There is one section of about 300 feet of steep ice. Views from the mountain are superb, encompassing many of the well known mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, such as Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Artesonraju, and Alpamayo.

Day 9 • Chopicalqui Base Camp
After returning to the road from Nevado Pisco base camp we continue trekking with burros carrying all our heavy expedition gear to Chopicalqui base camp.

Day 10 • Moraine Camp
Leaving base camp we ascend the moraine, arriving at Moraine camp on ledges near the edge of the glacier.

Day 11 • High Camp
Today we climb to high camp. The route follows rocky slabs until we reach the glaciers edge. From here we rope up and enter the glacier and climb about 1500ft to our high camp just below a high Col between Chopicalqui and Huascarán.

Day 12 • Summit Day • Nevado Chopicalqui • 20,846ft
On summit day we climb steeply above the Col and follow the long summit ridge to the top. The climbing involves occasional belayed climbing on ice and snow up to 60°. Every season this route is different. Occasionally some very steep climbing is required just below the summit. After our climb we’ll descend either back to high camp, or perhaps down to moraine camp.

Day 13-14 • Contingency Days
Additional days are scheduled for weather, second summit attempt, rest or acclimatization as needed.

Day 15 • Huaraz
We trek to base camp and return to Huaraz.

Day 16 • Lima • Depart
Transfer to Lima for evening flights home.


Nevado Alpamayo and Nevado Quitaraju

Day 1 • Arrive Lima
Transfer airport to hotel.

Day 2 • Huaraz
We leave Lima by private bus to the town of Huaraz (8-10 hours).

Day 3 • Huaraz
After breakfast we have an expedition orientation and equipment check. We take a walking tour of the mountain town of Huaraz and visit the local Andean markets. In the afternoon we head to nearby Churup Lake or Lagoon 69 for an acclimatization hike, which offers outstanding views of the Cordillera Blanca.

Day 4 • Ishinca Valley • Ishinca Base Camp • 14,100ft
Today we leave Huaraz and drive the river valley until we arrive at the town of Pashpa. Here we load our equipment on mules and begin our approach trek into the upper Ishinca valley. The trek leads through nice floral hillsides and arrives at base camp.

Day 5 • Ishinca Base Camp • 14,100ft
Today we rest and take an acclimatization hike up the moraine.

Day 6 • Summit Day • Nevado Ishinca • 18,143ft
The route climbs the North Ridge and involves climbing snow slopes up to 35 degrees then turns towards the summit pyramid. Our aim is to be on top early to enjoy the sunrise and great views of the surrounding peaks. Afterwards we descend and relax around base camp.

Day 7 • Huaraz
We trek out to the trailhead and return to Huaraz.

Day 8 • Huaraz
Today is scheduled for rest and preparation for Alpamayo.

Day 9 • Approach Camp • 12,000ft
We drive to the small town of Cashapampa where we meet our burro team. The approach trek climbs steeply up the valley to camp known as Llamacorral.

Day 10 • Base Camp • 14,000ft
Our approuch trek continues along the Santa Cruz Valley until the route climbs towards the Northside of Alpamayo. Base camp is situated on the edge of the moraine. From camp we enjoy amazing views of the surrounding peaks including Artesonraju.

Day 11 • High Camp • 17,000ft
Today we climb to high camp. The route follows the rocky moraine until we reach the glaciers edge. From here we rope up and enter the glacier until we reach the first technical climbing of the route. We climb a 40 degree snow and ice ramp for three pitches until we reach a high Col that leads to Alpamayo’s Southwest face. Today’s views are astonishing; comparable to Himalayan peaks with respect to their sheer fluted snow and ice walls and similar landscape. High camp also known as Col camp and is situated between Quitaraju and Alpamayo on a wide snow bench. We prepare for our summit attempt.

Day 12 • Summit Day • Nevado Alpamayo • 19,511ft
We awake early; the route drops to the glacier and again climbs to the base of the Ferrari route. The goal is to arrive at the bergshrund just before sunrise to take advantage of firmer snow and ice conditions. The route climbs the Southwest face up a narrow fluted ice and snow runnel for more than one thousand feet. The climbing is amazing. After climbing 45 degree neve snow and ice for 5 or 6 pitches the route steepens to 55-60 degrees for the final pitch to the snow ridge. The summit ridge rewards us with incredible views and unbelievable exposure. We rappel the route and return to high camp as evening approaches.

Day 13 • High Camp • 17,000ft
Rest and acclimatization day.

Day 14 • Summit Day • Nevado Quitaraju • 19,816ft
The North face is a long alpine route which involves over 12 pitches of 40-50 degree neve snow and ice climbing to its summit. Rappel and return to Col camp.

Day 15-17 • Contingency Day
An additional day is scheduled for weather, second summit attempt, rest or acclimatization as needed.

Day 18-19 • Base Camp • Huaraz
Over the next two days we descend to base camp and trek out to Cashapampa where we transfer to Huaraz.

Day 20 • Lima • Depart
Transfer to Lima for evening flights home.


Itinerary Notes: Mountain Gurus makes every effort to uphold the scheduled itinerary, although our guides are given discretion to adapt the itinerary for reasons beyond our control or due to the particular needs of the group.

Details

Land Cost

Pisco & Chopicalqui

Price per person: $4500 (based on minimum of 2 climbers)

Alpamayo & Quitaraju

Price per person: $7000 (based on minimum of 2 climbers)


Deposit and Payments
$700.00 deposit includes reservation fee, due with application.
Balance due 90 days prior to departure


Services included
Park fees
All land transportation in Peru
Hotel accommodations in Lima
Hotel accommodations in Huaraz (dormitory style)
Tented accommodations
Scheduled meals in Lima, Huaraz and during the expedition
Professional guide
Mule service
All group equipment for the expedition (including tents, stoves, group climbing gear, fixed ropes)


Services not included
International airfare and meals during travel – USA – Lima
Non-scheduled airport transfers
Non-scheduled meals
Snack/lunch food during the expedition
Personal gear
Trip cancellation insurance
Medical and evacuation coverage
Staff gratuities

Gear List

Nevado Pisco and Nevado Chopicalqui • Peru

Head and Face:
• Warm Synthetic/ Wool hat: One that covers the ears.
• Heavyweight Balaclava
• Sun Hat or Baseball cap
• Sunglasses: Essential eye protection at altitude. Bring a high quality pair
designed for mountain use. Attachable side shields are necessary, glacier glasses.
• Sunscreen: SPF 40 or more.
• Lip Balm: SPF 20 or more.
• Bandanas: Tied around neck they give good sun protection.
• Climbing Headlamp: Bring plenty of batteries.

Upper Body:
• Upper Body Layers: We recommend you have three warm layers for the upper body.
Items must be made of synthetic or pile. Make sure all layers fit comfortably
over each other and supply good insulation. A good combination is a long
underwear top, a sweater, and a pile jacket. Cotton items do not provide
adequate insulation and are completely useless when damp.
• Synthetic Fleece Jacket and/or Pullover: Medium weight
• Shirts: Two synthetic shirts are best for trekking. Two cotton shirts for camp and lodges.
One or Two synthetic long sleeve shirts for climbing.
• Hard Shell Jacket w/ hood: Snow and high wind can be common. GORE-TEX© or
waterproof nylon that has been “seam sealed”.
• Insulated Synthetic or Down Jacket: Heavyweight
• Wind Shirt: A nylon wind shell (not waterproof)

Handwear:
• Heavyweight Synthetic gloves: One pair (WINDSTOPPER© is recommended)
• Expedition Gloves w/ wrist straps: One pair

Lower Body:
• Quick Dry Hiking Shorts: One pair. Good for hiking at lower elevations in the mountains.
• Long Underwear Bottoms: One pair. Synthetic, no cotton
• Pile/Fleece Pants: One pair that fit loosely and comfortable. These are
essential to be worn over the long underwear bottoms. (full side zips)
• Hard Shell Pants: Bring a good pair of rain/wind pants of GORE-TEX© or waterproof
nylon that has been “seam sealed”. (full side zips)
• Trekking/Climbing Pants: Synthetic, comfortable to climb in and provide good
warmth on cool misty days, dry fast and prevent sunburn. Schoeller© fabric is recommended.
• Gaiters: One pair of high gaiters to keep dirt and snow out of boots.
• Undergarments: Enough for the duration of the program.

Footwear:
• Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/ high altitude liners
• Lightweight Socks: Two pair of synthetic liner socks to wear under heavy socks.
• Trekking Socks: Two pair synthetic medium weight
• Heavyweight Socks: Two pair of synthetic socks to wear for warmth with climbing boots.
• Hiking Boots or Trekking Shoes: One pair medium weight hiking boots/shoes large enough
to be comfortable with one liner sock and one heavy synthetic sock.
• Sport Sandals: These are to wear in camp or lodges.

Sleeping:
• Sleeping Bag: Mountain temperatures can get below zero degrees Fahrenheit
so bring a warm bag (rated to 0 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit).
• Sleeping Pad: One closed-cell foam pad or an inflatable THERMA-REST© pad.

Packing and Backpack:
• Backpack: One lightweight medium size (3500 cubic inches) comfortable pack with some
support, adequate to carry personal gear. The pack should fit properly and have a
good waist belt. Carry gear between 15 and 30 pounds.
• Trekking Backpack: optional for trek.
• Duffle/zip Bag: One large size, transporting gear via mules.
• Duffle/zip Bag: One medium size, store non-mountain gear during the expedition.
• Travel locks, nametags, and contact information written directly on the duffels.
• Bags: (2) large plastic bags (2) large Ziploc bags (2) stuff sacks
• Passport

Climbing Gear:
• Trekking poles: adjustable and collapsible
• Ice axe w/Leash: 70cm recommended
• Crampons
• Climbing Helmet, optional
• Alpine Climbing Harness w/ adjustable leg loops
• Carabiners Non-locking: Two lightweight (BD Hotwire)
• Carabiners Locking: One large pear-shaped, screw gate
• Prussik Cord: 20 feet, 6mm perlon

Drinking:
• Water Bottle: Two, one liter wide-mouth plastic bottles. NALGENE©
• Water Treatment: We recommend you bring two bottles of “Potable Aqua” or a “Polar Pure”,
crystal iodine in a bottle, to treat drinking water.
• Water Flavoring: Lemonade, Tang, Gatoraid, etc.

Personal Health and First Aid
• Small personal first-aid kit and medications
• Plastic bowl, insulated mug, and Lexan spoon
• Personal Items

Gear: A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your program will be sent to you in the pre-departure packet upon reservation. For your safety and comfort, it is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.

Travel

International Programs • Peru

Program start time & location: begins and ends in Lima

Visa/Entry Information: A valid passport is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return travel. U.S. citizens may enter Peru for tourist visits of up to 90 days.

Health & Immunizations: Immunizations are not required for entry into Peru

Flight Travel Information: USA – Lima (LIM)

International Departures: Our itineraries reflect the date and time you’ll need to arrive in country for a particular program. Mountain Gurus programs begin and end in the countries, destination city. When booking your flight you’ll need to account for travel time and crossing the international dateline if needed. It’s easiest to give your booking agent the day and time you’ll need to arrive.

Meals and Food: All meals are provided as per meal schedule. (see itinerary for meal schedule)

Gear: A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your program will be sent to you in the pre-departure packet upon reservation. For your safety and comfort it is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Even the most experienced climbers have questions and if this is your first time on an Expedition, Trek or Northwest Climb you’re sure to have them. We provide information about such things as travel dates, itineraries and required equipment throughout our website. However, if you can’t find the answers you seek anywhere else, we try to provide them here!

Travel & Insurance

When do I need to arrive and depart?

International Departures: Our itineraries reflect the date and time you’ll need to arrive in country for a particular program. Mountain Gurus programs begin and end in the countries, destination city. When booking your flight you’ll need to account for travel time and crossing the international dateline if needed. It’s easiest to give your booking agent the day and time you’ll need to arrive.

Domestic Departures: Regarding Northwest programs our itineraries reflect the date and time the program begins at a particular start location (North Cascades NP, Olympic NP, etc.). When flying to Washington State you’ll likely need to arrive the day before the climb begins in order to meet the group at the program start location. In regards to your departure flight, our return time to the program start location is often unpredictable. We suggest a hotel reservation for the night of the last day and plan to return home the day after the end of the program.

What if I want to arrive early or depart later than the program? Mountain Gurus can assist in arranging accommodations before or after the program. Our Operations Director can recommend things to do if you desire.

Will a Mountain Gurus agent greet me at the airport? For International programs depending on your arrival time, we coordinate ground transportation. We either greet you at the airport or arrange transportation to your hotel. In most cases the program formally begins the morning after arrival day.

Do you recommend trip cancellation insurance? Mountain Gurus highly recommends purchasing of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delays, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Do I need any other insurance? Make sure you provide yourself adequate traveler’s medical and evacuation insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip.

Should I have concerns when traveling internationally? We recommend registering with the United States Department of State when traveling anywhere internationally. Registration is voluntary and is your sole responsibility. Also, the United States Department of State maintains a travel Warning/Alerts list for most countries around the world. www.travel.state.gov

Experience and Fitness

What are climbing and trekking grades? Mountain Gurus provides climbing and trekking grades to help our client choose which programs are best suited for their experience level, knowledge of climbing and overall physical conditioning. Mountain travel can be extremely challenging yet profoundly rewarding. We offer programs of various skill levels and difficulty. Regardless which program you choose we expect our clients to be physically and mentally prepared for the demands of the journey.

Can anyone participate on your MG programs? We feel that anyone in reasonably good physical fitness should be able to join us on many of our programs. Mountain Gurus guides will introduce basic trekking and climbing skills needed during the course of the program. Remember your ability to participate in the program is largely dependent upon your overall health and fitness. An expedition, trek or climb shouldn’t be taken lightly and we encourage you to prepare for it by physically conditioning yourself for the strenuous aspects of the program. We strongly advise anyone who is considering a climb with Mountain Gurus, who may have a medical condition or medical history that may affect their performance, first consult with their physician. If you have further questions or concerns please contact us and our Operations Director can discuss which program is best suited for you.

Domestic & International Programs

How can I find out about necessary visas or entry requirements for the country I am visiting? Mountain Gurus will send you all necessary visa information contained within our pre-departure package. In most case American citizens can obtain a visa upon arrival. It is your responsibility to send in all pre-required visa applications and associated fees. In addition most countries maintain websites that provide all necessary information and application forms.

How can I find about necessary immunizations for the area where I am traveling? As part of your itinerary, we’ll provide you with current recommended/required immunizations for the country where you are traveling. You can always consult the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov

Can I hire an additional porter? On International programs Mountain Gurus can arrange hire of a personal porter if desired for an additional cost. Please notify MG in advance if you’re considering a personal porter.

Can additional gear or clothing be stored during the program duration? In most cases additional items can be stored at the hotel or with our ground operator.

What type of accommodations can I expect?

Hotels: During our stay in international destination cities you can expect to stay in high quality hotels. When available we opt to stay in smaller boutique style hotels that provide a friendly atmosphere and high quality experience.

Camping or Lodges: When camping we provide our clients with high quality mountaineering tents. Depending on the expedition or climb clients participate in setting up tents and help in establishing camp as well as participate in cooking. On Treks and Tours, Mountain Gurus provides our clients with a fully supported experience, your tent will be set up and waiting when you arrive in camp and you’ll be greeted with hot water and a cup of tea. Destinations like Nepal we often opt to stay in high quality lodges (also known as Tea Houses) as an alternative to camping. Due to our local knowledge we choose from the finest lodges available which provide great food and a friendly warm environment.

Do you provide single accommodations? International programs that include hotels, a single room supplement is available for an additional cost if desired. For those traveling alone who do not wish to pay an additional cost for a single room, we will pair you in a room with another same-sex team member. In the event another team member of the same sex is not available for room pairings, you will be assigned a single room. During Northwest climbs single tent accommodations are not available.

How heavy a pack do I need to carry?

On Northwest programs you will be required to carry a portion of the group gear and food, in addition to your personal gear. This should be taken into consideration when deciding what you should bring. Be prepared to carry between 40-65 lbs. depending on the length of the program and group size.

For International programs pack weight varies greatly depending on the type of program. On our fully supported Treks and Tours you will only be expected to carry a small to medium sized day pack with each trekking day’s necessary clothing and essentials. 15-30 lbs. Expeditions will be required to carry a portion of the group gear and food in addition to your personal gear. 40-65 lbs. On fully supported Expeditions we utilize high altitude climbing porters which greatly minimizes the need to carry group gear. 35-50 lbs.

Private and Custom Programs

I have a group of family/friends/colleagues and we have specific dates we would like to climb. Can you customize a program for us? All of our programs can be run on a private basis. The beauty of a private program is you climb what you want, with who you want, when you want. We’ll take care of the entire program. We are also able to provide you with a custom itinerary depending on your interests. We may require a $100 non-refundable deposit for custom program planning which will be applied towards your program cost at the time of reservation.

Equipment

Does Mountain Gurus rent equipment? We do provide limited rental gear on our Northwest programs. All rental gear is limited and needs to be reserved and paid in advance. See Northwest Climbs and Courses for details. Currently we do not rent any equipment for international programs. Also, many local climbing and outdoors stores rent gear for reasonable rates.

Rental items include: Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Helmet

Where should I buy equipment? We can help you find a local climbing and outdoor shop where you can purchase the equipment you’ll need.

General

Is it customary to tip your support staff or mountain guide? On international programs where we utilize support staff (porters, cooks, kitchen staff, etc.); it is Mountain Gurus practice to take a group tip and divide it among the support staff. Tipping of Mountain Guides for a job well done is always appreciated.

How can my family get in contact with me when I’m on a on a Mountain Gurus program? After your application and deposit are accepted; you will be provided with a detailed itinerary which will include hotel and ground outfitter contact information for your program. Due to the nature of the wilderness areas we travel it is likely you will be out of contact during the duration of the program. Telephone and internet access is available in some destinations at you own expense.

What if my spouse, family or friends don’t climb; can they still join me on safari? We would be delighted to make arrangements for non-trekking family and friends to join you after the climb. We suggest you extend your safari a few days to take advantage of Tanzania’s remarkable wildlife parks and diverse landscape.

Can my son or daughter join me on the program? What’s the minimum age requirement? Possibly, we would prefer to talk with you about the program you’re interested in and see if it’s an appropriate choice for someone under the age of 18. We accept participants 16 years or older on our regularly scheduled trips, accompanied by a legal guardian.