Climb Mount Pisco! The West Peak of Pisco is 5,752 meters (18,980 feet) above sea level and an excellent mountain to climb for a good introduction and acclimatization to climbing. There is only one difficult 50 meters ice pitch. This mountain has a spectacular view of the mountains in the Cordillera Blanca, such as Chacraraju (6,108 meters), Chopicalqui (6,354 meters), Huascaran (6,768 meters), the Huaydoy’s (6,393 meters) and the Artesonraju (6,108 meters). The first ascension by the normal route to the West Peak was by the SW ridge, in 1951.
There are several itineraries for climbing Pisco. They depend on your previous climbing experience, your physical fitness, and your acclimatization to the altitude. All itineraries start in Huaraz, but you may add the Pisco climb to your 5-day trek in the Cordillera Blanca (Santa Cruz loop), by starting in Cashapampa.
- Duration: 3 to 5 days (3-days, 4-days, 5-days)
- Season: May to November
- Prices per person: starting at $620 per person (3-day climb)
FOR EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS: If you have done this climb…or it seems too tame for you…we can offer other climbs in the Cordillera Blanca:
- Urus –same difficulty as Pisco
- Ishinca –same difficulty as Pisco
- Tocllaraju — technical climb, must be well fit
- Alpamayo — technical climb, must be well fit
- Huascaran — part technical climb and resistance, must be well fit
And in the Cordillera Huayhuash:
- Diablo Mudo — this is an easy mountain, usually climbed on the trek of Huayhuash, as part of the program.