Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru

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Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru

Postby srforum112 » Wed 09 Mar, 2016 7:22 am

In August last year a group of four of us completed a twelve day guided hike in the Cordillera Huayhuash.
This walk is located in the Pervian Andies.
If you've heard of of 'Siula Grande' then you probably know of the epic survival story of Joe Simpon and Simon Yates detailed in Joe's book ' Touching the Void'. 'Siula Grande' is located in the Cordillera Huayhuash and our group walked up the valley to view the famous mountain.
It is a remote and spectacular walk in high altitude.
If you're interested in reading the trip notes for this walk, here is a link to my travel blog.

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Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru

Postby RonK » Wed 09 Mar, 2016 12:05 pm

Beautifully written Sonja. Anyone who has read Joe Simpsons harrowing story could not fail to recognise the name Suila Grande. Having read the book I could not bring myself to watch the later movie.

I have met Joe a couple of times and don't think I've ever encountered a more intense personality. I've also met Simon Yates and it seems to me that both are still deeply affected by the experience.

You reached 4250m on the first day? Ouch, no wonder you had a headache. How well I remember my plodding progess at altitude, counting out 30 step before stopping for air.
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Re: Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru

Postby Lizzy » Wed 09 Mar, 2016 2:45 pm

Sounds like a great trip- thanks for the report :)
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