Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bolivia - Dispatch #10

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).

Today was definitely a highlight of the trip! Danny, Jim and Juan summited Pyramide Blanca together, as did Nancy, Morgan, and Alfred. Danny (guide), Ray, and Diccon attempted the direct route. We are all very tired now, and are taking a siesta in our tents. It is about 4:00pm here, and we'll nap for a bit and then have dinner together. Camp is pretty interesting here - there are parties from all around the world!

Tomorrow, Diccon and I may try to climb the Cabeza del Condor. Everyone else will probably take a well-deserved rest day. And then the day after that will be another climbing day! Most of the routes in the area are in great condition right now.

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