Tag: Glacier

Ascension of the Illimani

D18: 9/21/2017 Departure at 2:30, François and I did not sleep, Eric took a Diamox. We both felt breathing difficulties and had twisted dreams. We’re putting this on the back of mountain sickness. Goretex trousers, ice cream shoes, leggings, spikes, piolet, polar gloves, hood, double coat, helmet, shoulder harness, front… It’s curdling and it’s going…

By Guillaume 18 October 2017 0

Illimani High Altitude Camp

D17: 9/20/2017 Awakening completely missed. It’s 5:45, I’m in the wax, we have to jump in the 4×4 for a 4 hour drive to the Illimani base camp. Illimani is a famous mountain because it is visible from La Paz. It is a 6400 and a few meters (6462m). I would remember each of these…

By Guillaume 10 October 2017 0

Climb to Sajama high-altitude camp

D14: 9/17/2017 In the morning until 8am, the sun touches the tent around 8.30am while we have breakfast. Around 10am, everything is folded and we leave slowly towards the altitude camp. From the base camp, looking at the Sajama, the altitude camp is behind the rock block most to the left on the ridge that…

By Guillaume 30 September 2017 0

Ascent of Pequeno Alpamayo

D8: 9/11/2017 By Eric (translation François and Guillaume): We leave the newly and cephealgic Condoriri base camp (4700m) (with a headache) to the east along a narrow slate path, towards the moraine of a glacier that is easily reached. The ascent of Pequeno Alpamayo (5410) begins with a nocturnal approach to the ice tongue amidst…

By Guillaume 19 September 2017 0

Trek to Condoriri Base Camp

D7: 10/9/2017 First steps beyond 5000m! The tent froze overnight. The pee outing at 1am was cool. Unlike other nights under the roof, we slept properly. We leave quietly along the lake from the left. There is a somewhat steep passage before reaching the next lake. A stop allows us to appreciate the glaciers and…

By Guillaume 19 September 2017 0