August 27, 2014
Luke just called in with great news; the clouds dissipated overnight and the team stood on top of Illimani (21,200ft.) early this morning.A few puffy clouds lingered but the route was in excellent condition and the team had a great day of climbing.
The team is tired and catching their breath with some soup at High Camp. They will be packed up and heading down to the thicker air shortly. The guide team equally as happy, this is not an easy climb and the route can be very challenging.
Down to Base Camp for some fresh fruit and popcorn. I bet some of them will soak their feet in the cool glacial stream that runs next to camp.
A great job by everyone!