August 11, 2014
When you walk out of the El Alto airport at 13,323′ (4,061 m) it does not take very long to realize that you better move slowly! LaPaz is a bit lower than the airport, but for the first day or two it is super important to take it slow. So far the team reports that they are sleeping well and feeling good, which is a great sign of acclimatization and things to come. Today IMG guide Luke Reilly led the team on an easy walking tour of the city. The weather was perfect and we had a great time exploring LaPaz. One of the stops on the tour today was the Witches Market…and one of the questions we always get: “Do you think a dried llama fetus would make it through customs?” Answer…..Nope!
Tonight we have the welcome dinner and then tomorrow it’s off to the beach at Copacabana/Lake Titicaca for more acclimatization!