April 29, 2011
We got a call from our Machu Picchu team down in Peru yesterday afternoon. They reported that they had a tough day yesterday trekking from the trailhead (7872ft.) up to their camp at Llullchapampa (11,808ft.). The rain didn’t help with the trekking but it sure cooled things down in the evening.
They hit the trail at about 7am this morning to get a jump start on what will be another tough day. Out of camp they’ll make their way upwards beyond Llupachayoc, from there the ascent becomes increasingly steep and the terrain increasingly rugged as they close in on the first pass, the Abra de Huarmihuanusca (“Dead Woman’s Pass”) at 13,769ft.. This will be their toughest day on the trail earning them a second Pisco Sour.
More to come…