Friday, June 18, 2010

Bolivia - Dispatch #19

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)

Alasdair called Friday, June 18th at 2:30 Pacific time with the following dispatch:

"Hi everyone. This is Alasdair. Diccon and I summited Illiamni today. Conditions were decent but very windy and very cold. Jim and Juan ended up turning around after about 1,00 feet of elevation gain. Danny is still down with Aflred at base camp. We have been in touch with them throughout the day with our radios.

Tonight we’ll be back in Pinaya, where we will roast a sheep in celebration of our adventures. We’ll camp there tonight and the bus is going to come pick us up tomorrow morning to take us back to La Paz. Talk to you tomorrow. "


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