Peru Guided Climbing Expeditions
Quality assured service with focused commitment to continued client satisfaction are the hallmarks of Inkaland Journeys success
Edita Oncoy, our Founder and Managing Director, along with our team of professionally qualified UIAGM guides and staff are the success driven force behind Inkaland Journeys adventure expeditions. Committing your valuable time, money and energy to an adventure climbing expedition to one of the Peruvian Andes Cordillera Blanca's highest and challenging peaks should only happen once you confidently believe that you are going to have a reasonably good opportunity of succeeding as a Mountaineer.
Inkaland Journeys take deep pride in maintaining high quality standards in both organizing and managing the type of climbing expeditions that we ourselves would expect to successfully enjoy. Mountain guiding and trekking is our life’s work so our job is to make your experience safer and better. For us its performance with purpose and that is why our passion delivers success.
• Peruvian trained and UIAGM qualified mountain guides
• Professional logistical program organization and administration
• Small groups of 10 or less to assure high client satisfaction
• Proven professional safety processes to protect our clients and our guides
• Client focused professional trained team with depth of supporting backup resources
• Environmentally conscious to protect the land and its precious resources
• Outstanding choice of delicious catered trekking meals
Compromised expeditions typically result not from incidences directly related to the actual climbing itself, but rather, to contributing factors such as poor logistical planning and lack of required resources associated with insufficient funding and inexperienced leadership. As professional climbing expedition leaders and detailed focused logistic organizers, Inkaland Journeys helps increase our client’s opportunity of achieving their peak summiting dreams absent the unnecessary pitfalls so often encountered by less experienced guide companies.
Inkaland Journeys professional guide team provides our clients the best opportunity for successfully launching and achieving your next Peruvian Andes mountain climbing dream. We’ll organize and safely manage your expedition so you can be empowered to unleash your energy to be the best climber you can be. The Andes is our space… we have trusted experience. You just supply the enthusiasm, determination and climbing skills, and together we’ll be the team best positioned to summit one, or several, of the Peruvian Andes spectacular high altitude peaks.
Inkaland Journeys offers climbing expeditions to the following peaks categorized by required skill level:
Suitable Ascents For Novice Climbers:
These beautiful peaks are ideal for novice climbers without previous climbing experience. Before you attempt one of these suitable mountain summits, we suggest that you take a basic instructional climbing course or trek a minimum of 4 days for proper acclimatization and fitness because these peaks are all at extremely high altitude (>5,486 m / 18,000 ft)
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Suitable Ascents for Intermediate Climbers representing Technical and Challenging Climbing:
These challenging peaks are ideal for those who are in good physical shape and have some proven experience in technical climbing. These peaks offer more challenging ascents requiring intermediate level alpine skills. We suggest that you get acclimated on one of the non-technical peaks listed above in order to avoid the potential for oxygen illness and be well trained, better fit and ready to attempt these challenging peaks. These peaks are at very high altitude (>3,658 m / 12,000 ft) to extremely high altitude (>5,486 m / 18,000 ft)
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Our goal is to give you, the adventure climber, the very highest quality climbing experience available while providing you with the technical skills and knowledge needed to competently and safely reach the summit with confidence.
Inkaland Journeys invites you to join our climbing team of UIAGM certified professional mountain guides.
Useful Information for Climbing Expeditions with Inkaland Journeys
Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is required for all our climbing expeditions. We can advise our clients on a suitable acclimatization program including day hikes and acclimatization trekking programs. For climbing 6,000 m (19,685 ft) peaks or technical peaks we strongly encourage our clients to do a “warm up” climb on a 5,000 m (16,404 ft) peak for extra protective acclimatization. We consider that completing an appropriate acclimatization program suitable to the level of altitude and technical rating of the mountain you are attempting to summit is both intelligent and required.
The Climbing Day: On climbing day we generally leave camp very early depending on the specific peak we are climbing. Our guides are flexible in making this decision based on their discerned observation of the clients’ level of fitness and experience. On difficult or technical mountains you may expect to leave around midnight and for the less difficult peaks we will leave our camp between 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM to make full use of the more solid and safer snow and ice conditions. Head torches and cold weather gear are needed. Proper fitting and use of both crampons and an ice axe for climbing in the dark and cold will be important skill sets to learn and we will make the time to practice these safety techniques the day before at camp. After summiting, our focused goal is to be safely back at our camp before the afternoon sun softens the snow. After a successful summit and decent to our camp, we’ll enjoy a hot drink and a well deserved meal.
Climbing Equipment: Inkaland Journeys provides the climbing team’s safety rope, snow stakes and ice screws. Our clients need to bring their own personal climbing equipment. If you find it’s expensive and/or too heavy to bring your full compliment of climbing equipment from home, then alternatively all specialized climbing gear including boots can be inexpensively hired in Huaraz, Peru, our home base and launch point for these adventure climbs in the Cordillera Blanca range. We will help you organize the rental of any climbing equipment you may need.
Support: All climbing ascents are led by our professionally qualified UIAGM licensed Peruvian Mountain Guides. Depending on the specific difficulty rating of the mountain, with groups up to 3 or 4 clients, there is at least one licensed assistant mountain guide to help assure our clients safety and increased enjoyment. We use donkeys to carry equipment up to our base camps and our climbs are supported by porters who carry our tents, equipment and food. This is a team effort so each client will need to carry their own personal clothes and climbing gear for use at our high camps.
Safety: Climbing groups are organized so that in the event of an accident, illness or tiredness, there are always sufficient qualified climbing staff on the mountain to successfully execute a rescue and / or evacuate clients safely back down the mountain with an assistant guide or a mountain porter so that other members of the climbing group will be able to continue with their summiting in safety if they choose to do so.
Grading:The grading of the climbs is an indication only of the level of difficulty. Even climbs suitable for beginner climbers are sometimes graded medium too hard to reflect that the altitude makes climbing on any peak physically demanding. Peaks rated as difficult to technical require previous climbing experience in order help assure the safety of both our climbing clients as well as the safety of our guide staff.
The Andes is our space…..come trek and climb in it with us
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