Alpamayo is one of the most impressive peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. It is a relatively popular ascent these days. The normal route is on the SW face and is known as the Ferrari route.
The first view of Alpamayo and Quitaraju from the approach trek in Quebrada Santa Cruz
Alpamayo from the southwest, way back in 1996
The summit ridge of Alpamayo on a perfect day.
For details of how to climb Quitaraju and neighbouring Alpamayo please see our guidebook available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.