Our trusty Peruvian Mountain Guide Koky (Juan Antonio) Castaneda, just sent me some pics.
This photo shows me negotiating wonderful wind-hammered snow at about 6000m on the South shoulder of Yerupaja. It had been a bluebird day about 20mins before it was taken. Weather changes fast at altitude. Funny to look at it from this perspective, because I was so consumed with filming Ptor, I didn’t realize what a crazy precipice we were on. To the left is the famed West Face that was skied by Vallencant in the 70′s.
Usually a straight-on perspective ‘steepens’ slopes, but in this case the photo makes the slope look rather easy. But it wasn’t.
This phot was taken at the end of our attempt of Sarapo. The last slope before we entered the endless crevasses and seracs of the Sarapo glacier.