Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Bolivia Part II - August 27th, Dispatch #7

Richard Riquelme


Greg Castle
Tim Watson
John Salisbury

This morning Tim and Bolivian guide Vinito planned to head to Pequeno Alpamayo, while John, Greg, and Richard set off to Pyramide Blanca.  Not long after leaving camp, John and Greg could feel the effects for the altitude and made the decision to turn around and head back to basecamp. Richard got them settled back in at camp to rest with the porters and camp manager then joined up with Tim and Vinito. Together the trio successfully summited Pequeno Alpamayo.

Tim, Richard, and Vinito on summit of Pequeno Alpamayo
Friday they will take an easy day to trek around the basecamp area one last time. After lunch they will begin their hike down to El Alto where they will re-supply, switch out fresh llamas and stay in a refuggio for the night.

Saturday will begin the last objective for this section of the expedition. The team will then move south past a series of colorful altiplano lakes to set up basecamp at the very foot of Huayna Potosi... the final goal.

Follow the climbers here: AAI Bolivia Expedition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Message to Greg:
Hang in there Greggy! We're all thinking of you and missing you. Love Alanna, Mark, Clara and Cola.