August 7, 2017
Luke just checked in from La Paz, Bolivia. It has been a busy couple of days with travel and gear checks for the Team in La Paz. A couple of the big hurdles with the Bolivia trip are, arriving to the Highest International Airport in the world, and not running to get your bags. With an altitude over 13,000 feet, you can feel it immediately, and if you run to customs, you will learn your lesson. Once there, collect your gear and head to the Hotel. We’re happy to report that all climbers arrived with their gear and the gear checks went great!
Today was the City Tour. The Team visited the old center of La Paz, San Francisco Cathedral and of course the Witches Market. As long as you are not looking for modern medicine, you can literally find the cure to whatever problem you think you are having on this street.
Tonight the Team will have the Welcome Dinner, followed by finishing touched on gear sorting. Tomorrow will be an early morning to get out of La Paz before rush hour and head towards the tough days of acclimatizing on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
The 2nd Bolivia Trip has officially started! Big mountains are in our sights!