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Stories: Peru

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

Learn Foundational Skills in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Situated amidst the rugged grandeur of the Peruvian Andes, the Cordillera Blanca is affectionately referred to in the climbing community as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. With a rich history dating back decades, the Blanca has been a focal point for climbers seeking to test themselves and grow as much as it has been a training ground for burgeoning mountaineers.
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Esteban 'Topo' Mena coiling a rope while guiding a Cotopaxi Expedition with Alpenglow Expeditions.

“Give Yourself the Time”: Graduating from Trekking to Climbing with Topo Mena

While ‘walking’ may sound trivial, a number of big mountains involve a lot of walking, albeit in extreme places. To talk about the journey, we connected with IFMGA-certified Alpenglow guide Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena about graduating from trekking to climbing. For beginners, he had this advice to offer: “At first, it’s important to give yourself the time to walk in the mountains and appreciate the land and the opportunity to just be there.”
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From Nebraska to Peru: Griffin Mims on Alpamayo

This week, I spoke with Griffin Mims, Alpenglow’s International Coordinator and one I am grateful to call friend. I’m excited to share a piece of Griffin’s journey with you from his June 2023 expedition to Alpamayo in Peru, where he climbed a dream line to the summit of a dream peak.
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An alpine climber wearing yellow ascending a snowy slope

Discover the Heart of the Andes: Alpenglow Expeditions’ Peru Climbing School

The Peru Climbing School is Alpenglow’s most immersive introductory expedition—anyone can join us to climb Yanapaccha (17,913’/5,460m) and Pisco (18,871’/5,752m). We chose the Cordillera Blanca because its allure lies in its diversity, from gentle slopes offering stunning vistas to challenging, unforgiving climbs that test the limits of even the most seasoned adventurers.
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Peru Climbing School

Something for Everyone: Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales on Climbing in Peru

We connected with Alpenglow guide Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales to talk about what sets the Peru climbing experience apart from anywhere else in the world.
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How to Become a Mountaineer in Two Weeks

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