Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Bolivia Part II -September 4th, Dispatch #9

Richard Riquelme


Greg Castle
Tim Watson

Richard called in from basecamp (4500m) this afternoon with an update of the past few days.

Yesterday morning the team moved up to High Camp (5500m) to make a summit attempt on Illimani. Throughout the day and evening Richard checked on the forecast for an optimal weather window to head out,  but the blizzard like conditions did not let up long enough to safely make the bid for the summit. This morning the team made the decision to move back down to basecamp.

Upon arrival, Hildago was waiting for the team with warm food and beverages and everyone was happy to return to the mild temperatures at the lower elevation.  They are all now resting and exploring the areas around camp.

On Saturday the arrieros will come with the llama team and everyone will pack up and head back to van to be taken back to La Paz.

Everyone is feeling great and enjoying their last few days in Bolivia!

Follow the climbers here: AAI Bolivia Expedition

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