August 16, 2016
The Team is at High Camp and ready to climb. Andy said that dinner was great and the they were going to get a little sleep before heading for the summit in the morning. The route is in great condition from all reports and the weather is predicted to be fantastic, a common theme when climbing in Bolivia. They are waking up at 2:30am and will be on the route by 3:30.
This is one of my favorites, waking up and seeing the lights of El Alto and the stars to the east and then the jungle below as the sun comes up. For the climbing, we get big glacier travel and a bergschrund to negotiate which usually includes a couple “moves” to work through. The summit, big enough for 3-4 people at a time. They won’t sleep much tonight.