Location: Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru.

Date: May - July 2002.

Team: Bryan Godfrey, Walter Keller, Graham Rowbotham, Jock Jeffery and Simon Woods.

Objective: To have a bit of a rest from exploratory expedition climbing, buy a guidebook, climb some classic routes, drink cerveza and eat pizza.

Achievements: Not much! (Unusually high avalanche risk during much of the season); ascent of Copa (6188m) and Pisco (5752m); attempt on Artensonraju (6025m) and Huascaran (6768m); assisted in the rescue and evacuation of an injured French climber from 5200m on Artensonraju.





Early morning clouds in the Cordillera Blanca.


Yerupaja Grande from the approach to the pass above Laguna Jahuacocha (Cordillera Huayhuash).


The East Ridge of Artensonraju (Cordillera Blanca).


High camp on Artensonraju with PirĂ¡mide behind.


Bryan on the East Ridge of Artensonraju.


The East Ridge of Artensonraju again.


And again; we were finally stopped on the ridge by very thin and undercut cornices of rotten snow.


Palcaraju (6274m) from Quebrada Chorup (Cordillera Blanca).


Hugo and the rescue party resting after negotiating the morain walls of the glacier.


Jock and Graham climbing to the site of the accident (just visible to the left under broken face).


The lake in the lower valley that provided a quick evacuation to the road head by boat.


The less than jolly consequences of falling 800m down a large, steep face.


Nice hat though.



Sunset from high camp on Copa.


Huandoy East at sunrise during the ascent of Pisco.


Yerupaja Grande and Chico reflected in Laguna Carhuacocha at sunrise (Cordillera Huayhuash).


Yerupaja Grande from the approach to the pass above Laguna Jahuacocha (Cordillera Huayhuash).
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