Nevado Huaguruncho Southwest face 2006
This team chose the Cordillera Oriental of Peru which, as one of the less frequented mountain ranges, they hoped would provide plenty of scope for exploration and virgin peaks/new routes. They only experienced six days of reasonable weather during their time in the area, which naturally limited their activities; these included an attempt on Nevado Huaguruncho Chico, aborted due to unstable snow conditions. Nevertheless, they achieved what was probably the first ascent of Nevado Huaranco Sur (c5,150m) by its SE ridge. Unfortunately, the joy of success was spoilt when they discovered on their return that their base camp had been raided and most of their food stolen. This, plus continuing bad weather, hastened the end of the expedition.