Bolivian mountain climbing and new partnership!

Posted: February 4, 2012 by Ben Weber in Climbing, English
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Exciting news in moving this project forward in that we have established a partnership with Mountain Guides International – an Alaskan-based international mountain guides organization and expedition organizer.

We shall be working with them in our training, first of all by going on our first expedition to Bolivia – a 21 day adventure which will start off at La Paz (the highest capital city in the world) and see us have a bit of sight seeing at Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca, before we go further up in the Andes and climb Pequeno Alpamayo, the 6,088m Huayana Potosi peak, and the 6,438m Illimani mountain – the second highest peak in Bolivia.

The trip will see us learning advanced roping techniques, navigation through crevassed areas as well as helping us really experience in climbing in the cold, high altitude. Looks like it will be a lot of fun and certainly great preparation for the main expedition ahead!

  1. Jonathan Weber says:

    Remember how we’d planned to take a taxi from the airport in El Alto down to La Paz after all the stories of how dangerous the city is, and then simply hopping on a shared taxi for the first of hundreds of great trips in the country. For first day or two legs felt like clumps of lead !!! Enjoy yourself in La Paz while you acclimatise!

  2. ~jOyce says:

    There’s nothing like climbing great, majestic mountains. Definitely looks like a lot of fun!

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