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Pequeño Alpamayo: my first alpine climb in South America

 
Pequeño Alpamayo: my first alpine climb in South America

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A perfect day for a first time

 
Summit ridge of Pequeño Alpamayo
The summit ridge
By the end of August 2009 I traveled to Bolivia.


After a few days of sightseeing and acclimatization, the plan was to climb Pequeño Alpamayo. It would be my first alpine climb in South America, and it turned out to be a perfect day for it.

I was glad to have a guide who knew the mountain well, for otherwise we could have wasted a lot of time to negotiate a safe way over the glacier. Going up, I hardly saw the many crevasses, but going down was a different matter!
Crevasses along the route to Pequeño Alpamayo
Crevasses along the route




Images


Llamas on the road to base camp

Llamas on the road to base camp

Condoriri

Condoriri

View from Tarija

View from Tarija

Summit ridge of Pequeño Alpamayo

Summit ridge of Pequeño Alpamayo

Pequeño Alpamayo

Pequeño Alpamayo

Cold flowers

Cold flowers

Huayna Potosi from the altiplano

Huayna Potosi from the altiplano

Crevasses along the route to Pequeño Alpamayo

Crevasses along the route to Pequeño Alpamayo

Sunrise on Pequeño Alpamayo

Sunrise on Pequeño Alpamayo

Pequeño Alpamayo base camp

Pequeño Alpamayo base camp

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo

Heavy traffic on the road to Huayna Potosi

Heavy traffic on the road to Huayna Potosi

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo

Low on the glacier on Pequeño Alpamayo

Low on the glacier on Pequeño Alpamayo

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo

Summit view from Pequeño Alpamayo


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