Peru Cordillera Blanca Environmental Expedition

Starting in June 2019, the ACSP will host our 9th annual Cordillera Blanca research expedition. Scientists, volunteers, students, and mountaineers are invited join us for a summer of research, conservation and adventure in Huascaran National Park.

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Our expeditions are ideal for:

  • Volunteers who want to trek, camp, and contribute through hands-on projects in the spectacular Cordillera Blanca while interacting with scientists, locals, and other expedition members.

  • Climbers/ mountaineers who would like to help us do research up to the summits of key peaks (5000-6000 m) throughout the range.

  • Students interested in getting hands-on experience in field research and graduate students looking for help facilitating their field data collection.

  • We also invite researchers to bring new projects to our expeditions. We can plan to facilitate and support approved projects. Please contact us to get more information on research logistics in this region.

We have two types of expeditions:

(1) Trekking only- Volunteers choosing this option will participate in all research and conservation projects below glacier level.

(2) Trekking + climbing- Volunteers choosing this option will participate in all research and conservation project AND assist with high mountain research on glaciers and peaks.

Please contact us on any specific questions. We look forward to a having great research expedition this year!

Note: Dates, Principle Valleys, and Peaks to be climbed are all subject to change.  Activities are subject to weather, condition of the routes, condition of participants, and other risks and hazards.  There is no guarantee of a particular peak being climbed by an individual.