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Jim23

Maps/Books for Cordillera Blanca?

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Can anyone recommend a good climbing guidebook and topo maps for the Cordillera Blanca in Peru? I have seen some of the 3a/3b/3c series maps (like, Swiss or something) but they are $20 each out of the map shop in Seattle- I'm hoping they might be cheaper or have local equivalents when I get down to Huaraz...

 

Has anyone experience with the new regulations involving mandatory local guides for climbers in Parque Nacional Huascaran and elsewhere in the Blanca? Thanks for any info/recommendations!

 

--Jim

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Buy the Brad Johnson guidebook, Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca

 

I believe the maps you saw are the Austrian Alpine club (OeAv). I paid ~$20 at the clubhouse for them last year, you won't find them much cheaper. They are an old datum.

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