Shangri-La of the Montana Rockies (Class-3 Scramble)

  Shangri-La is a hanging basin located at 6,500-feet of elevation in the Many Glacier region of Glacier National Park in Montana. Despite lying only a few miles from the popular Many Glacier Hotel, Shangri-La is accessed only by an adventurous scrambling route. There are no marked trails leading to … Continue reading…

Volcán Osorno (2,652-m) via Southwest Face (Alpine Grade: AD)

    Volcán Osorno is a 2,652-meter (8,701-foot) active stratovolcano located in the Lagos region of southern Chile. It lies roughly equidistant between two large lakes, Lago Llanquihue and Lago Todos Los Santos. In a landscape defined by its amazing volcanoes, Osorno is the shining icon. Because of its remarkably … Continue reading…

Nevado Chimboya (5,489-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: PD)

  Nevado Chimboya is a 5,489-meter (18,008-foot) mountain in the Cordillera La Raya, a seldom-visited range of the central Andes. It is located near the border of Cuzco and Puno departments. The city of Cuzco lies only 130-km to the northwest, but the 6,000-m+ Cordillera Vilcanota stands in the way … Continue reading…

Nevado Halancoma, Cumbre Norte (5,240-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: AD)

  Nevado Halancoma is a 5,335-meter (17,503-foot) mountain in the Cordillera Urubamba of Perú. It’s ice-capped summit complex, a series of sharp promontories aligned north-south, stands over the Sacred Valley of the Incas as a neighbour to the loftier Nevado Verónica (5,822-m). Nevado Halancoma can be easily identified from the … Continue reading…

Huayna Potosí (6,088-m) via Ruta Normal (Alpine Grade: AD)

  Huayna Potosí is a 6,088-meter (19,974-foot) mountain in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia. Situated a mere 15 kilometers from the city of La Paz, it has been called the most accessible 6,000-meter peak in the world. That being said, the normal (and easiest) route holds a UIAA rating of … Continue reading…