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CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE CORDILLERA BLANCA is, by far, the most beautiful and comprehensive book yet produced about Peru's - and South America's - most famous mountain range.. With 182 spectacular color images, including 16 panoramas, and detailed descriptions, author Brad Johnson leads us to the best that the Cordillera Blanca has to offer. Also included are 12 three-dimensional maps, using a cartographic technique never before presented in a climbing guidebook. Johnson's savvy travel tips and colorful anecdotes support the conventional wisdom that nowhere else are high-altitude climbs so enjoyable, accessible and inexpensive.
Here, for the first time, is all the information you need about the Cordillera Blanca under one cover.
Pages: 200Format: 20,5 cm x 25 cm
This is the complete guide to climbing Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and the highest in the world outside the Himalayas. At 6962m it is one of the highest places accessible to ordinary mortals.
The guide contains all the practical information on climbing and trekking in the region, and details of getting the best from stays in Santiago and Mendoza en route to the mountains. It covers:
. preparation for high altitude mountaineering - equipment, gear and acclimatisation
. exploration and discovery of the mountain and the surrounding region, geology, wildlife and flora, the
people and culture . strategies for the ascent . the Normal and Polish Glacier routes – on Aconcagua
. trekking in the southern Andes, the Vallecitos and Tupungato ranges
. the ascent of EI Plomo near Santiago, the most popular 5000m mountain in the Andes.
Pages: 176Dimensions: 12 cm x 18 cm
Of the seven continental summits, Aconcagua (at 6962m/ 22,840 ft) is second in height only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. This book explains how to tackle one of the world's highest and toughest treks, including
. advice on planning and preparation
. preventing and managing altitude sickness
. practical tips on load-carrying, mules and porters
. how to choose your route
. step-by-step detail on the Normal and Polish Traverse routes.
The concise text is supported by mapping, diagrams and 60 colour photographs. Printed on waterproof paper and bound to open flat, it weighs just 112 grams/4 oz.
Size: 11,5 cm x 14,5 cm
Aconcagua-at 22,841 feet, the highest peak in the Western hemisphere-is a paradoxical mountain. The normal route along the Northwest Ridge is a walkup; the South Face is defended by bands of loose rock, ice cliffs, and huge avalanches. While this Argentine peak is easily accessible by the highway between Mendoza and Santiago, high altitude and severe weather pose daunting challenges. Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, now completely revised and updated in its second edition, is key to under
standing the many faces of this mountain and meeting its unique challenges.
- The only English-language guidebook to Aconcagua
- Details 27 routes, including both the popular and the less-traveled
- Covers three major approaches: Horcones Valley, South Face, and Vacas and Relinchos Vallevs
- Information on equipment, permits and outfitters
- Information about seasons, weather and high altitude health.
Dimensions: 13,5 cm x 21 cm
Size: 12 cm x 18 cm