Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bolivia - Dispatch #6

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 sent quick email from La Paz at 3:35pm Pacific time to let us know that the group was back in La Paz and that they had a great trek. he said he would write in the morning with more details. Here are two photos from the trek that he sent.

Pausing for a photo are AAI Bolivian Guide Juan, AAI Guide Danny U., Susan (wife of photographer and Guide Alasdair) Jim, Danny G, Nancy, Margen, and Alfred.  In the background is the immense West Face of Huayna Potosi, among the most challenging climbs in the Cordillera Real.  AAI guides have climbed it three times over the years on days off and have guided it once.

Trekking toward the Condoriri group and a lake where we can usually catch trout for dinner!

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