Alpamayo, Pyramid of Ice and Dreams
When children draw imaginary, far-away mountains with their paints and crayons, usually they look something like Alpamayo. It's pyramidal symmetry and clean esthetics set this mountain apart from it's neighbors, and put it in the same league with Matterhorn, Ama Dablam, and Grand Teton. With the summit slightly below 6000M, Alpamayo is well-suited for technical climbing; most climbers perform strongly at this elevation. Our route of ascent is the Ferrari Route on the stunning SouthWest Face, involving several hundred meters of steep ice climbing. Climbers wishing to attempt this route should have extensive experience on 45-55 degree ice, safe glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques, as well as extended expedition experience.