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Urus Este climbing

Andes. Peru. Ancash. Mountain climbing program of MCS AlexClimb "Climbing Urus Este, 5420m"

Altitude: 5420 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: basic (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Duration: 5 days
Season: May - September
First climb: unknown
Program price from: 380 Euro

  • 13.05.20 - 14.05.20mini group, special conditions 380 EURO booking

Exclusive mountain climbing program "Climbing Urus Este" with MCS AlexClimb Guides

If you come to Huaraz in order to make some ascents of initial level or to prepare yourself for some difficult climbing routes, which are in abound in the neighborhood of the Peruvian Mountain Capital town - Huaraz, the choice of the Ishinca valley, with its classic set of mountains of primary and secondary level would be ideal. In about one hour drive from  Huaraz is located the qechua village Pashpa - from here it is just 3-4 hours leisurely walk and you will get to the upper part of Ishinca valley - the ideal location for the Base mountain camp. The tents of the Base Camp can be set at an altitude of 4300 meters, in a cozy, covered with soft grass meadow, and in addition, there is the possibility of spending the night in the capital shelter equipped with all the necessary facilities - electricity, dining room, dormitory, toilet.

From this Base Camp, which is called "The Ishinca Meadow" the climbing of the surrounding peaks can be done, among that mountains the most popular are Urus Este and Ishinca. Climbing Urus - this is a classic and very popular "starter" before any mountaineering activities in the Cordillera Blanca. Climbing Urus does not present any technical difficulties, although sometimes it requires using the crampons and iceaxe, especially in case of hard packed snow or icy slopes. Climbing Urus, due to the serious altitude of its Summit, allows to acclimatize without any additional difficulties before climbing more difficult mountains - usually it is Tocllaraju, located just across the valley, opposite to Urus. Another huge advantage of climbing Urus Este - that is a chance to see the incredible panorama of the entire Cordillera Blanca mountain range, to enjoy the sunrise over the most beautiful mountain system of the world. The Urus climbing route begins without any approaches - the trail goes up steeply by the mountainside just outside the door of the mountaineering shelter - which is extremely convenient even for the most complete slackers who are too lazy to walk 2-3 hours before starting of the climbing route.

Climbing Urus is just perfect for those who for the first time encountered the conditions of the stay in the alpine zone - climbing Urus, due to the geographical location of this peak is much easier to accomplish than to reach the Summit of the mountains with the same height in the northern hemisphere - the fact that the quantity of the oxygen at the same altitude at the latitude of Urus is slightly higher than, for example, in the Caucasus or Tian Shan mountains - respectively, at the equal heights, the load to the body of climber while climbing Urus (as, indeed, is applicable to other peaks of Peru) will be relatively lower. 

This 5-day program "Mountain climbing in Cordillera Blanca, Peru, climbing Urus Este" is designed for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at mountain climbing route. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend passing the MCS AlexClimb Course of general physical preparation and Course of Mountain Technique (basic level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb South America Andes climbing schedule (Climbing Urus, Peru 2020)

Guided ascent of Urus Este (5420 m)
Easy climb, Basic level

Day 1 - Transfer by car to Pashpa, trekking to the Ishinca BC (4300 m) the loads are delivered by donkeys. Overnight in the tents
Day 2 - Climbing the Summit of Urus (5420 m), descent to BC, overnight in the tents
Day 3 - Spare day
Day 4 - Return to Huaraz, hotel accommodation

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Climbing Urus Este 2020":

380 Euro* - standart group 5-10 participants
560 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
800 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
Price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • Camping life in the field conditions;
  • Carrying a 5-8 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -10°C on the altitude higher than 4000 m;

Conditions: minimum group 4 participants, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, cook services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Huaraz), using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The price does not include: Peruvian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Huaraz), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 2

*Most European citizens do not need visa for entering Peru, check that in Peruvian consulate in your home country.

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Andes. Peru. Climbing Urus Este" can be read in the Offer section

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AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

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The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.
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