Route: Southwest Face (Normal Route, the French Route)

  • Difficulty: Very hard – technique. AD+
  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.
  • Preferred time: May – September.
  • Location: Cordillera Blanca.
  • Average temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day/ at night -05°C to – 02°C on the top – 10°C.


Alpamayo is one of the most popular technical mountains in Cordillera Blanca. It has been declared one of the most beautiful mountains in the world and this nomination attracts climbers from year to year. Alpamayo is a technical mountain that requires experience, 2 climbing axe and it is recommendable to go with a certified mountain guide. The beautiful wall of Alpamayo is about 60

degrees with a steeper last part - about 70-80 degrees. In the itinerary there is one extra day in case of bad weather or the need to acclimatize more. From the Camp 1 you can also climb Quitaraju (6040m). 


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