In June 2008, renowned French Mountain Guide and extreme skier, Rémy Lecluse is inviting a small group of recreational skiers & mountaineers to join him on a one-of-a-kind adventure – the opportunity to ski the first descent of a 6000m peak in the Peruvian Andes. Rémy has notched up over 500 extreme descents, including 45 first descents in the Alps, Atlas Mountains, Lyngen Alps, Himalayas & Andes. He is one of very few guides who takes clients on extreme slopes (including 10 first descents). For this trip Rémy has chosen the remote and rarely climbed Yayamari (6049m) in the Cordillera Vilcanota range in Peru. It is a mountain that has probably only been climbed twice before, the last time in 1983.
Rémy’s proposed route of ascent and descent is the NW route which is technically similar to a Mt Blanc ascent (via the Gouter ridge) with a maximum gradient of 35°-40°. As such the trip is suitable for anyone with previous ski touring experience - Haute Route, Ski Mont Blanc or similar - and familiarity with basic mountaineering skills.
The total duration of the trip is 21 days (29 May – 19 June 2008) and the approach trek to Yayamari follows part of the classic trek around Ausangate and is ideal for acclimatization. The route goes through altiplano & remote villages. The views of the high mountains & lakes are breathtaking. The Cordillera Vilcanota remains a very isolated and remote place where the local Quechua Indians are dressed in traditional clothes & speak local dialects. This is truly a wonderful opportunity to take part in a fantastic one-off adventure.
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To join Rémy on this trip you need to register your interest by contacting Chris at Mountain Tracks. Tel: +44 20 8123 2978 or follow the link above.
About Rémy Lécluse
Rémy Lécluse is a professional High Mountain Guide, based in Chamonix, France. He has 20 years’ guiding experience world-wide. His accomplishments include the first extreme skiing descent on the Aiguille Verte in the Mont Blanc massif in 1982. Since then he has notched up over 500 extreme descents, including 45 first descents in the Alps, Atlas Mountains, Lyngen Alps, Himalayas & Andes. He is one of very few guides who take clients on extreme slopes (including 10 first descents). His ambition is to continue exploring and skiing, particularly in the Himalayas & Andes.
About Mountain Tracks
Mountain Tracks is one of the UK’s leading teams of mountain professionals specializing in small group guided mountain adventure. The company was formed in 2000 by Nick Parks, an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide. Nick is one of the UK’s most respected international mountain guides. He heads up a team of inspirational guides committed to delivering their clients’ mountain dreams. Known widely as skiing specialists, their winter activities include off-piste skiing & snowboarding, hut-to-hut ski touring, ice-climbing, and mountain and avalanche awareness training courses. In addition Mountain Tracks run challenging, inspiring courses and trips across the globe throughout the year, from alpine mountaineering & climbing holidays to multi-day treks and worldwide expeditions.