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Climbing Mt. Ulta

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Price $160 $99 Full day
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Climbing Mt. Ulta

$160 $99 per person

Mount Small Ulta (also known as Nevado Chico) is a prominent peak in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes. It stands at an elevation of approximately 5,305 meters (17,492 feet) above sea level. The Cordillera Blanca is renowned for its stunning alpine scenery, towering peaks, and challenging mountaineering opportunities, making it a popular destination for climbers and adventurers from around the world.

Full day
15+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Huaraz City
  • Departure Time
    02: 00 hrs
  • Return Time
    15:00 hrs
  • Dress Code
    Ice climbing equipment
  • Included
    Ice Climbing Equipment
    National Park Fee
    Personal Mountain Guide
    Technical Equipment
    Transportation/Car
  • Not Included
    Buffet
    Cycling Equipment
    Emergency Horse
    Hotel & Accommondation
    Meals
    Mountaineering Chef
    Muleteers & Donkeys
    Personal Instructor
    Personal Mountaineering Clothing
    Porter
    Rock Climbing Equipment
    Trekking Equipment
1
02:00 h: Leaving time
Morning:
  1. Early Start: Begin your day early, ideally before sunrise, to take advantage of the stable weather conditions typically found in the morning hours in mountainous regions.
  2. Preparation and Breakfast: Have a hearty breakfast to fuel your climb. Double-check all your gear and equipment to ensure everything is in proper working order.
  3. Transportation to Trailhead:  Transportation pick us ap at 2 am, and drive to the trailhead to reach the starting point of the climb (Punta Olimpica). Many climbs in the Cordillera Blanca begin from the town of Huaraz, which serves as a base for mountaineering expeditions in the region.
2
05:30 h: The aventure begins
Midday:
  1. Approach Hike: Start hiking from the Morain trailhead towards the base of Mount Ulta Chico. The approach hike may vary in length and difficulty depending on the specific route chosen and the starting point. Expect to traverse rugged terrain, including rocky slopes and possibly glacier travel. 3  hours hiking up aprox.
  2. Acclimatization and Rest Stops: Take regular breaks to acclimatize to the altitude and rest as needed. Stay hydrated and snack on high-energy foods to maintain your strength and endurance throughout the ascent.
3
11:00 h: SUMMIT
  1. Climbing Route: Ascend the chosen route up Mount Ulta Chico. Depending on your experience level and the conditions, this may involve technical climbing, glacier travel, and negotiating crevasses. Follow the guidance of your experienced guide and practice proper safety protocols throughout the ascent.
  2. Summit Push: Aim to reach the summit of Mount Small Ulta by early to mid-afternoon, weather permitting. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit and celebrate your accomplishment with your climbing team. 2 hours aprox.
4
Descent - Huaraz city
Afternoon:
  1. Descent: Begin your descent from the summit, carefully retracing your steps along the climbing route. Descending can be physically demanding and requires concentration, especially in challenging terrain.
  2. Return to Base: Arrive back at the base of Mount  Ulta Chico by late afternoon. Celebrate your successful climb with a well-deserved meal and restful evening.
  3. Reflection and Relaxation: Reflect on your climbing experience and savor the memories of your adventure in the Cordillera Blanca. Take time to relax and recuperate before planning your next mountain adventure.
Remember that climbing Mount Ulta Chico or any peak in the Cordillera Blanca requires proper preparation, including physical conditioning, acclimatization, and technical skills. Always prioritize safety and adhere to Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. It's also recommended to hire a local guide or join a guided expedition for a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.
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