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Ascent of Nevado Firua on 2009-06-04

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nevado Firua
    Location:Peru
    Elevation:18038 ft / 5497 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo climb/summit

I think this was my fifth time to attempt to find the route or climb the mountain, and finally made it. I hiked from my house in Cotahuasi, took two days to get to the base/high camp and then 1 hour and 43 minutes from there to the summit. After spending about 30 minutes on top, including checking out a sub peak, I was back in camp in exactly 3 1/2 hours.

A full trip report is here: http://www.summitpost.org/solo-summit-of-nevado-firura/558559 and more information about the mountain is here: http://www.summitpost.org/nevado-firura/516396

Both of these include lots of photos.
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Nevada Firua (2009-06-03). Photo by Vic Hanson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9288 ft / 2830 m
    Route:Chaucavilca, Achambi
    Trailhead:My house, Cotahuasi  8750 ft / 2667 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
    Weather:Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 



Other Photos

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The summit from high camp (2009-06-02). Photo by Vic Hanson.
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