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[TR] La Esfinge and Artesonraju - 7/16/2012

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Trip: La Esfinge and Artesonraju -


Date: 7/16/2012


Trip Report:

My wife and I spent a bunch of time teaching, living and climbing in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Here's a link to our last blog entry from our time there. I'd encourage anyone interested in more than just the climbing down there to read the entire entry – others interested in just our climbs on La Esfinge and Artesonraju, scroll down the bottom of the blog.




Some teaser photos...


La Esfinge



La Esfinge














Beautiful Artesonraju







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Holy crap! That is some fine looking climbing. Nice work Ben, I can't believe how much stellar climbing you guys have packed in these past few months.

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Wow! Great climbing. The Sphinx looks great! I had the opportunity to work in the Cordillera Blancas earlier this summer and had a blast climbing, exploring, and researching. Seeing your pictures brings back plenty of memories!

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Wow! You got some beautiful shots there.


It's nice to see some shots from up high on Artesonraju. Wayne1112 and I climbed the peak back in 1997. Looks like you might have had better snow than we did - unconsolidated sugar for 90% of the face. Unfortunately I dropped my camera on the way down at about 18K, and watched it bounce for 2000'. Bye-bye summit shots!


Thanks for the memories!

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