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Alan on Alpamayo Summit 2012

Alan on Alpamayo Summit 2012

I summited Alpamayo on July 3rd, > 2012 at 11:30 AM with Altitude Junkies teammates Samuli Mansikka and Mclean Smith. It was a great climb. Read the full trip report for all the details.

I posted this audio dispatch after returning from the  summit using a satellite phone.

Click to listen: [audio:|titles=Alpamayo Summit Audio Dispatch|artists=Alan Arnette]

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  20 Responses to “Alpamayo 2012: Summit Audio Dispatch”


    Enjoyed reading your blog! – Calvin Smith, Austin, TX (McLean’s sister)


    Congratulations! Did you end up doing the Ferrari or the French direct? How is the cornice and the route? How about Quitaraju?


      Thanks Charlie, we took the French Direct route to the ridge and then summit proper.. The route was steep (50 to 65) with hard ice in the middle third. We did not attempt Quitaraju due to crevasse danger. It had not been attempted this season thus far. I will post a compete report in a day or so.


    CONGRATS Alan – sounds like you had excellent conditions once the weather settled down. 8 rappels down – fun! All the best and look forward to the post-report and pics. Safe travels!


    Wow! I’m impressed McLean and greatful that you are down safely. Grandma


    Good job Alan! I am looking forward to being on Alpamayo around the 16th of July. The reports and your successful summit have made me even more excited. After the dicey 2012 Everest season I really looking forward to some fun in the Cordillera Blanca mountains!


    Congratulations Alan and McLean! Have a safe trip home. Forrester


    Congratulations to the team. Alan- excellent climbing and thanks for keeping us up to date with the whole trip. Loved it! Safe


    Way to go all. Yee haw McLean! Joanne & Rich


    Great news, looking forward to your pictures. It is your turn to enjoy the climb, you’ve earned it. Cheers Kate


    Great job Alan! Happy as ever for your successes, once again!!!


    Alan: Congratulations. Tell McLean I’m proud of him. Banks.


    Wonderful news, Alan! Thank you for tying this to such an important issue.


    Such terrific news. Congratulations to you and your teammates. Well done!


    Very happy to hear about your spectacular summit, Alan! Another beautiful experience towards the wealth of memories. Cheers!


    woo hoo. congrats Alan. oh man i wanna go!



    Congratulations Alan Arnette


    Congratulations Alan!!!! Can’t wait for pics!!!!!!


    Congrats!!! Another mountain, another memory!


    Congratulations Alan! I am so happy for you. You sound thrilled… except for the part that cut off…. Nice work. Can’t wait to hear the full report and see the pictures!