August 10, 2011
There are not many places where you can acclimatize for high altitude climbing by going to the beach! Lake Titicaca (12,506 feet / 3,812 meters) is that place. Yesterday the team travelled to the resort town of Copacabana on the shore of the Lake, and today they took the ferry to the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun). In the Inca religion, the god of the sun was born on this island, and there are many Inca ruins in the area.
Tomorrow, the team head for Huayna Potosi, and the climbing begins!