Nevado Sajama Summit, Bolivia
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Tom and I reached the summit of Nevado Sajama a few hours after the sun rose on June 26th. Sajama was by far the highest, coldest, and windiest place I have ever been. I have no idea how cold it was during the climb, but suffice to say that Tom put a nalgene water bottle under two thick jackets before heading out for the summit, and by the time we reached the top of the peak it was frozen. Additionally, I developed a slight case of frostnip on one of my fingers during the descent-- for the following month it acted as a constant reminder of our human vulnerability.
Photo Credit: Eduardo Mamani
21,463 feet above sea level