Alpamayo, Huascaran National Park

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Alpamayo or Shuyturaju is one of the most conspicuous peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes. Alpamayo Creek originates northwest of it.In July 1966, the German magazine "Alpinismus", published a photo of Alpamayo taken by American photographer Leigh Ortenburger accompanied by an article on a survey among mountaineering experts, who chose Alpamayo as "The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World".Climbing history and routesMost popular routes start from the village of Caraz, on the north of the Cordillera Blanca. A French-Belgian expedition including George and Claude Kogan claimed to have made the first ascent in 1951. After studying the photos in George Kogan's book The Ascent of Alpamayo, the German team of G. Hauser, F. Knauss, B. Huhn & H. Wiedmann came to the conclusion that the 1951 team did not reach the actual summit, thereby making their ascent via the north ridge in 1957 the first.The most common climbing route, known as the Ferrari route, is situated on the southwest face of the mountain. It was opened in 1975 by a group of Italian alpinists led by Casimiro Ferrari. It is considered a difficult climb, demanding good crampon and ice-climbing technique. There are incomparable views of steep ice faces, penitentes, gigantic white walls and ridges like those of Huandoy Norte, Artesonraju and Huascaran Norte, similar to the finest of the Himalayan scenery. There are also at least six other alternative climbing routes, the second most popular being the Vasque-French route.
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  • It is a very beautiful mountain, has the 7-sided pyramidal shape seen from the mirador, extraordinary trekking.
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  • Just a note to mention Peruvian Andes Adventures. If you find them on Trip Advisor, you'll see almost perfect "5s" in their reviews. These are not fake reviews! We just returned from a 12-day trek tha...  more »
  • Alpamayo is a famous mountain in the central Andes, in the Caraz area, as part of the Cordillera Blanca. It's dubbed to be the most beautiful mountain in the world,as result of a survey that took plac...  more »
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  • This is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and without doubt, one of my best experience on mountain that I have ever had. Summer 2013.
  • Alampayo also known as " the most beautiful mountain in the world" is really a majestic, glacier covered mountain. Hikers without climbing experience can easily reach Alpamayo high camp to have a breathtaking views. A little side trail leads to Arthuaycocha lake, which offers one of the best views in Cordillera Blanca.
  • Big Mountain.
  • OMG !!!! What an amazing place, you have to see this!!!
  • Amazing place, beautifull views. A real treat to walk there
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