This course has reached capacity. For more travel study opportunities, visit Travel Study Short Programs.

Info Sessions

There are no upcoming info sessions scheduled at this time. Please inquire for more information.

Peru: Introduction to Mountaineering

<< Back to study abroad program search

Course Location:
Program Dates:
Summer 2018
Travel Dates: 5/23/18 - 6/6/18
3 Credits
John Abbott, Contact for more information.
The program fee is $2,254, airfare, books, and tuition are additional. For information on the 30% discount on tuition this Summer, please visit Student Financial Services. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate vaccinations, including any associated costs. At the time you are admitted, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit.
No Prerequisites specified

Rock ClimbingDescription:

Climbing in big mountain environments at elevations above 5,000m, requires disciplined personal preparation, group expedition planning, diverse technical mountaineering skills and glacier terrain assessment, travel & rescue skills. This 3-credit classwill focus on critical safety & technical mountaineering skill fundamentals: proper clothing & climbing equipment, multi terrain hiking & climbing skills, proactive acclimatization & altitude sickness prevention and glacial terrain travel assessment skills.


This two week course will take place in the rugged mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, South America. Our classroom & expedition will be based in the high mountain city of Huaraz, where we’ll begin skill instruction and complete expedition food & transportation planning. Possible climbs from our basecamp in the Ishinca valley include Ishinca (18,143), Tocclaraju (19,790) and Urus Este (17,782). Each of these objectives provides significant opportunities to learn, refine and practice mountain travel and climbing skills.