Tag: Hiking

Mussoorie, Benog and collective taxi

D14: Mussoorie 10/4/2019 It’s our last day at the cool altitude in Mussoorie. We hesitated a little to leave in the morning for Rishikesh but the picturesque (semi) pedestrian street with its shops, the views of the nearby snow-capped peaks and the general coolness held us back. Mussoorie is located on a “peak” and we…

By Guillaume 31 July 2019 0

Mussoorie, freshness, hiking and panorama

J12: Mussoorie 8/4/2019 From the plains and hills of Rajasthan to the foothills of the Himalayas. We wake up gently on the night train between Old Delhi and Dehra Dun. Despite the heat and stops, we had a peaceful night and we are much fitter than after our last night train experience in Sri Lanka.…

By Guillaume 1 July 2019 0

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

Without ascent of Sajama

D15: 9/18/2017 “Washing machine” The ridge receives the first rays of sunlight. The 5 tents continue to move jostled by the wind. 2-3 Andinists come out with difficulty and exchange a few words: “como esta” “la mierda el viento” “no puedo sleep” The start of the ascent of Sajama from the altitude camp was planned…

By Guillaume 2 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

From La Paz to Salar d’Uyuni

D10: 9/13/2017 Huge altiplano! Following our change of program, we leave for the famous Uyuni salar. It is a salt desert. The road is long and not very interesting. So we take the opportunity to read, listen to music, sleep and write 🙂 We stop at the edge of a meteorite crater. Impressive unfortunately a…

By Guillaume 20 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