Ascent of Nevado Firua on 2009-06-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, June 4, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||18038 ft / 5497 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSolo 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.
Nevada Firua (2009-06-03). Photo by Vic Hanson.
Click here for larger-size photo.
|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|
| Time:||3 Days |
| Time:||2 Days |
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