One of the coldest climbs I've done. Frozen sunscreen, frozen food (nearly broke my front teeth on an apple up top), icy beard.
But incredible views!
p.s. If you're here, PLEASE don't hand out candy to the kids begging in the low villages.
We climbed a more direct route, over the ice-cliffs. This was possible as it was earlier in the season
the most dificult moment is to get in the high camp. Here is about 1500 meters trek to get there from the base camp.
"Yeah !!! we made it, the highest we´ve ever been. Thanks a lot ... to Eulogio And Luis, you´re great guides. To Bolivian Journeys and its Managing Director Marco Soria ... you´re the best !. www.bolivianjourneys.org e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org"
unfortunately after two weeks of fine weather at this day clouds came up and we had to turn around 50 m below the summit because of the storm. But nevertheless it was a great day at my highest - and most cold - mountain. The snow was very hard but you could walk very safely with crampons