Monday, June 14, 2010

Bolivia - Dispatch #15

Bolivia Trek and Climbing Program May 29-June 19, 2010

Guides: Danny Uhlmann, Alasdair Turner, and Juan Churra

Climbers: Danny Griffith (Bellingham, WA), Alfred Kwok (Claremont, CA), Diccon Westworth (Sacramento, CA), Jim Bonadonna (Poughkeepsie, NY), Raymond Gregory (Marquette, MI), Nancy Burke (Dallas, TX), and Margen Burke-Karr (Missouri City, TX)

Danny called Monday, June 14th at 11:10 am Pacific time with the following dispatch:

Hello, this is Danny calling from 16,800 ft. We woke up super early to summit Huayna Potosi. Six people summited. It was incredibly windy and cold today. We couldn’t wait for the sun to rise, and when it did, it was gorgeous. We summited via the a different route that I’ve never done before to the climber’s right of the pyramid. You can tell the mountain has lost a great deal of snow. Margen, Alfred, and Juan just got back, so we’re going to cook a quick meal and head back down to La Paz. It was a spectacular performance by everyone on the team today.

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