August 18, 2014
Luke just called in from Base Camp. All is well and the team stood on top of Pequeno Alpamayo today! The team had good weather with a few clouds to accompany them. The route to the top is challenging with glacier travel, rock scrambling and fixed line ascension. It keeps everyone interested and on their toes. There is always something new waiting around the corner basically. Everyone passed the test and they are ready to head over to Huayna Potosi in the morning.
One of my favorite parts of this climb is after returning to Base Camp and having some soup, we debrief the climb, refining techniques and the “why’s” and “what for’s”. The night will be capped off for the gang when our cook staff come in with dinner. What is on the menu? The team will feast on fresh trout caught out of the lake at Base Camp!
What a reward! Congratulations to the team!