Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: September 2, 2004
Great hike and the highest I have ever been. We left the lowest camp (lots of graffiti but nice) at 2 am and made it to the top by 8am with a slow pace. It´s a good idea to get an early start because there are often afternoon storms. By the time we got down the upper mountain was covered in what looked like a pretty thick layer of snow. Trekking poles really helped for all of the sand and the little bit of scrambling. We had a great time.
Route Climbed: Aguada Blanca Date Climbed: october 6-7, 2003
Climbed Misti together with my wife Astrid and my friends Patrick and Monique. Carlos Zarate, the son of Carlos Misti Zarate (owner of Zarate Aventuras) was our guide.
Pat stayed in the camp (at 4800 m) because he was not feeling well. The rest of us made it to the summit. Technically an easy walk, but the scree costs a lot of energy (two steps up, sliding one step down). Running down is fun (but you need a shower afterwards). There was no snow, so we didn't need any climbing equipment.
After a week of acclimatisation this was a good first climb to prepare for my ascents in the next two weeks (Chachani, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo).