After a night in the village of Sajama without electricity where the time seemes to be stopped we arrange a truck to bring us to the base camp. This camp we pass thanks the good aclimatization in La Paz and hit the path to the high camp in in 5150 meters and carry some of our material to the glacier in 5300. Before sleeping we bring the gifts to the spirit of the mountain.
We slept in a bit the other morning and leave the camp at 7 am. After some hour of walking we reach the snow line at abbt 5300 meters. We are on the northern face of the mountain , so we have snow in such low altitude even so late in the season. We do not use the skis for accending, the snow is too hard and slippery but the crampons do well. We can walk faster than using the skis. We can see no penitentes so far. Looks like a promissing ski descent;-) Last 100 vertical meters become steeper so we use the rope and snow anchors to secure us. At 3 pm the Slovak flag waves on the top of the south-east summit that is just some 50 meters lower than the main summit, but more interesting for skiing and we guess also more beautiful to see.
It´s time to get on the way back down. Some part sare with great skiing in powder snow , some parts are icy and too vertical to enjoy fully. We have a smooth skiing apart of Martin´s 200m fall, but he only he got scrached , luckilly nothing happened. At 5 pm we are already in our treking shoes and walking down to our camp. It was a beautiful day of high mountains and skiing.
for expedition diary in anglish and couple more photos, visit http://skicordillera.laviny.cz/?loc=13
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