Gaining the NW ridge on Tocllaraju
The most tricky part on climbing Tocllaraju was getting onto the northwest ridge. There were a couple of steep sections and a bergschrund or two to negotiate.
Normally, climbers have to pass here in the dark, but because we hadn't heard our alarm, we were late. As it turned out, that wasn't a bad thing. It wasn't as cold as during the early hours in darkness, the weather was nice, and as a bonus I could take pictures of what we were doing!
1 July 2011.