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graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Feb 5, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
That's not a panda. It's an opossum.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 5, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
I hate you atchafalafel.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Thanks Mechrist, you were missed my many and glad you are back.

GC, why so angry? Lighten up Francis, and lets make up.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 5, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
I am going to Peru this summer! Not sure if this is a good thread to spray about it... lol
Psilocyborg

climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
If you were gnar gnar you would go to the village and ask if you can camp there
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:06am PT
So did we get this figured out yet?
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Yes, I was right all along. Told you so.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Vitaly you'll love it there. I've spent time in the Huaraz/Cordillera Blanca and it's heaven. What goals do you have in mind?

Giving some positivity to this on it's way to 1000!!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 7, 2013 - 06:09am PT

Explain. Why is it funny to support the people who live there and had their lives interrupted by foreigners who didn't speak the language and refused to show any ID? You'd rather take the side of the "extreme adventurers" who boldly vacationed in another country, figuring it would be fine if they knew nothing about the area, the language, or the people?

There you go again justifying their mob mentality. Really, give it a rest. Their true colors came out. Once they decided they had been slighted, they threw rocks, beat up people, and stole sh#t. Just like any group of jackasses might do in any crap neighborhood in East LA or some other uneducated pile. But the Peruvians are so cute in their outfits.

They could have let them go.

And you and others introducing this class warfare crap into the mix are all the funnier. How dare those gringos own a nice truck and insult the masses with its shiny paint job. Why not go prostrate yourself down there and throw out your wrist watch when you walk by. These kids didn't deserve this treatment. The villagers knew the f*#ked up, too. They felt guilty. But go ahead and forgive them, hey, it wasn't you just someone you apparently don't like because they are gaudy.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:53am PT
There you go again justifying their mob mentality. Really, give it a rest. Their true colors came out. Once they decided they had been slighted, they threw rocks, beat up people, and stole sh#t. Just like any group of jackasses might do in any crap neighborhood in East LA or some other uneducated pile. But the Peruvians are so cute in their outfits.

Hahahaha.... Good stuff.

If you could translate those villagers into the proper American dialect it would have been the deepest backwoods hick drawl.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:14am PT
What goals do you have in mind?

Really want to do Cayesh (ambitious), Alpamayo, Coraz, Jager route on a peak whose name I can't spell at the moment, a few unclimbed faces and much more. 7 weeks!

Most of all, can't wait to eat cuy!!!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:44am PT
How dare those gringos own a nice truck and insult the masses with its shiny paint job.

I don't give a flying fuk about their nice truck, etc. Mine is nicer... but I don't take it to a 3rd world country where I don't speak the language (or Alabama for that matter), camp in some random location near a village/town I know nothing about, drink beers, refuse to show ID, and THEN get all upset when sh#t gets gnar. Gotta take responsibility for the sh#t you encounter on your adventures.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Today's travel tip. Vitally - pack extra bear spray and you'll be fine.
mhay

climber
Reno, NV
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:58am PT
1000 posts on this soap opera! Nice!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Wait, let's have a snack first.

THEN we'll go kick some gringo ass!
Credit: survival
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Vitaliy - you should encounter the cuy at some point. People raise them in their homes and they run around like a pack of rats. When its time to cook one up, the way to kill them is to pick them up by the head, and with a snap of the wrist you break their necks. Easy.

On the way to Machu Pichu you should go through the tourist town of Cuzco. There are two big cathedrals there, built by rival Catholic inquisitors, the Jesuits and some other kind, I forget. Off on the side vestibule there is a huge painting of the last supper, and there on the plate in front of Jesus is an upside down cuy with its legs in the air. No sh#t. Also if you look at the woodwork in there, you see the details are all very Andean looking. It's pretty much psychedelic, if you know the kind of patterns I'm talking about. Supposedly they always built the cathedrals on the ruins of demolished Inca temples, and would incorporate the symbols into the new church to try to add some continuity for the believers. Definitely go to Peru - the only thing really disappointing is the coca tea, which is in every single hotel. It didn't do a thing for me and I'd just rather have coffee.
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
can you see boobs in Peru?
more importantly, are they worth seeing?
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Nice Vitaly. Alpamayo is a gorgeous peak. Had some seasons where climbing wasn't optimal so hope you get a good one.

Look out for into on the Casarotto Route on Huascaran Norte. Not sure if that thing has even seen a second ascent, was a bold solo in it's time. All depends on the conditions of the route. Would be a proud send.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Off on the side vestibule there is a huge painting of the last supper, and there on the plate in front of Jesus is an upside down cuy with its legs in the air.

WOW Don Paul, you made my day. This is hilarious.

Beth, I will try to google it. Will be my first time in Peru and majority of the things my friend and I have planned come from suggestions from others/guidebook/lurking. So all suggestions are welcome, feel free to email me if you (or anyone else) have any! Our itinerary is flexible/conditions dependent.
Alpamayo is supposed to be super crowded, but I want to at least go and see it in person. Climbing it and seeing one of those gorgeous alpine-glows on it would be awesome.

Additions: Googled that face. It does not look that attractive to me. Looks hard and massive, but not very pretty in a striking way. To my taste. The route seen a second ascent supposedly. Very impressive to get on a face like that alone. http://www.summitpost.org/the-north-face-of-huascar-n-norte/827771
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