In the summer of 2008 I spent a few weeks climbing in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca with Jim, an old college friend from Seattle. We picked the normal route up Pisco Oeste (5760 m/18898 ft) as our acclimatization climb. This photo shows two Italian climbers tackling the final pitch to the summit.

Pisco Climb: ascending the final pitch below the summit of Piso Oeste (5752 m)