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Hey all,


I'm taking a relatively impulsive trip to Peru the end of March. I know its the end of the wet season and weather will be a s*#t show, but we're heading down with an open mind for adventure.


Plans are to fly in the 20th, acclimate in Huaraz, and try to get on some easy summits like Pisco, etc weather depending. Leaving the 1st of April.


I'm curious about any tips and input for climbing there:



boots? double or is a single like the phantom guides ok?

avi beacons, probes and shovel? yes/no?




hostels in Huaraz?

good trekking alternatives if the snow and mtns are crap? (obviously machu picchu)

Anyone have info know where we can get info on current conditions before we go?

Maps? Buy here or get there?

Are the newish regulations enforced requiring climbers to produce a UIAA affiliation like AAC membership?


I dunno, spray away and tell me any beta you got.




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