Climbing Pisco

In the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, September 1996

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On the summit of Pisco - a panorama of the Cordillera Blanca from 19,000 feet.

A scrolling panorama from the summit ( for Java-enabled browsers ).

My excellent Peruvian guide Maximo and amigo, on the trail to base camp.

Sunrise from high camp at 16,000 feet.

Pisco - early morning ascent.

A wall of icicles - behind the top ridge.

Don't go that way !

All we have to do is get across this damn thing... you first !

The obligatory summit photo-op...
Yes, that's really me with a beard - Hey, Maximo, can we rest now ?

It doesn't get much better than this...
A slice of orange, UV rays at 19,000 feet - and NO WIND !

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