Climbing Copa (6188m/20296ft) – 4 Days / 3 Nights
Duration: 05 days -04 nights
Start: Junction of Chopicalqui
Finish: Junction of Chopicalqui
Maximal elevation: 6188masl
Highest Camp Site: 5500 masl
Season recommended: May to July
Difficulty:Fairly hard (=PD+/AD-)
The mountain Copa considers the 6 thousand easier of the Cordillera Blanca. Nothing else uncertain, His 6188mts makes quite attractive and is one of the objectives of many expeditions you extracted, presents/displays a South wall with little routes of ascent, which had this to the verticalidad of this wall. Its name must to the form of the visible mountain from Huaraz.
Day 01: Huaraz – Vicos – Copa Base Camp (4400m/14432ft)
After the breakfast in the Hotel in Huaraz the passengers will be aboard our private transport and will be transferred to Vicos, along this travel we will pass small villages like Monterrey, Jangas, Marcara, Hot Spring of Chancos and finally arriving to Vicos, where the Donkey Drivers and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport the food and climbing equipments to the Copa Base Camp at (4400m/14432ft), from Vicos we will start climb up to Base Camp for about 4 to 5 hours approximately, along this route we will have a splendid views of Black Mountain Range, Copa, Urus and Vallunaraju mounts, overnight at (4400m/14432ft).
Day 02: Base Camp – Moraine Camp – Camp 1 (5200m/17056ft)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will start climb up to Camp 1, walking over big rocks in the Moraine, after few hours climb up we will get the glacier, where we will use our climb gears to continue climb up to the Camp 1 for about 1 hour more. From here we will have splendid views of Callejon de Huaylas and nice mountain peaks like Huascaran, Hualcan, Vallunaraju, etc, overnight Camping at (5200m/17056ft).
After the breakfast we will climb up for about 40 minutes over the rocky paths to get the glacier, where we will put our climbing gears to start climbing for about 3 hours to the Camp 1, where we will enjoy the splendid views of nice peaks like Chacraraju, Huandos, etc, overnight over the glacier at (5500m/18040ft).
Day 04: Base Camp – Vicos – Huaraz
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will start go down to Vicos for about 4 to 5 hours approximately, while the donkeys transport our equipments to the same place Vicos, where our private transport will be waiting for us to transport directly to Huaraz. Arriving around 3 or 4:00pm and transport to the Hotel.
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Lima transfers all land transport involved in the itinerary, hotel accommodation in Huaraz on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once on expedition, a full service, including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment) is included in the climbing price.
•Food while on the mountain
•Group climbing and cooking gear
•Pack animals and porters for group gear
•Ground transportation from Lima and return and while in the mountains
•Mountain Guide UIAGM
•Entrance fees to National Park.
Travel insurance, meals other than breakfasts when staying in hotels in Lima and Huaraz, sleeping bags, personal trekking gear. Tips for trek staff, Lima Airport departure tax, miscellaneous personal expenses – beer, tips, souvenirs etc…
• Personal equipment
• Alcoholic beverages
• Unscheduled hotel nights and restaurant meals
• Trip and medical/evacuation insurance
• Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth
•Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Alpine Bod w/gear loops)
•2 Locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best. screw gate type, no Autolocking (e.g. Kong HMS, Petzl Attache or William)
•3 Regular carabiners (e.g. Mammut Standard Wiregate or BD Hot Wire are recommended)
•Belay device (e.g. Black Diamond ATC)
•Ice axe w/leash Lightweight (e.g. Grivel Air Tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snowalker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
•Plastic mountaineering boots (e.g. Koflach Arctis Expedition or Scarpa Inverno) Make sure the boots have a new stock liner or an alveolite liner
•1 Pair gaiters or super-gaiters Super gaiters will provide more warmth and are recommended. The Savage gaiter by Climb High is a good choice.
•Crampons, anti-ball plate, and repair kit Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a mandatory simple repair kit (e.g. Grivel G12 [new matic or classic], Black Diamond Contact Strap, or Charlet Moser VASAK Flexlock)
•Climbing helmet Adjustable, should fit with hat on
•Perlon cord 30 feet of 6-millimeter perlon cord for prussik material; do not cut prior to trip!
•Adjustable trekking pole
•2 Long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days
•Sports bras Two, synthetic, no cotton!
•Soft Shell (e.g. Mammut New Age, Marmot Dri-Clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket, R2 pullover acceptable)
•Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers. (e.g. Mammut Motion XCR or equivalent)
•Expedition down parka w/hood This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket have an insulated hood.
•2 Pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
•1 Pair medium weight fleece gloves (Windstopper preferred)
•1 Pair warm gloves fleece or wool
•Shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex, with textured rubber palms and taped seams. Nylon shells will not keep your hands dry (Check out OR)
•Warm hat Wool or synthetic
•Shade hat or baseball cap
•Neck warmer (Optional)
Your head needs to be completely covered during cold conditions. Any area of skin exposed on a cold, windy day is at risk of cold injury. Wind Stopper hats or balaclavas are a great choice.