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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Alpamayo, Ferrari Route, Crowding

Alpamayo, Ferrari Route, Crowding. Heading to the Blanca for a classic route? Get ready to take a number and wait. After climbing the Ferrari Route on Alpamayo one day in early July, Jordan Campbell, Rick Leonadis, Charlie French, and I were astonished to watch close to 30 people crowd the route the following day. From conversations with other climbers, these massive numbers seemed to be a daily feature on this particular route, and many parties who planned to attempt the route were turned away. We also heard a third-hand report from another Colorado climber that during one day in August an estimated 60 people crammed onto the route.

Cameron M. Burns, Basalt Bigfoot Coalition