August 11, 2017
Luke just checked in from Pequeno Alpamayo Base Camp. The Team broke camp and hit the trail early today and had a great trek up to 15,000 feet. The scenery is always enjoyable as they head up the valley and see the mountains of Pequeno Alpamayo and Condoriri for the first time.
Trekking over the last hill, they are greeted by one of the most beautiful lakes we get to see on the trip. Trout swim in this lake and with any luck, after the summit climb of Pequeno Alpamayo, they will dine on fresh caught trout out of the lake!
Tomorrow, the Team is planning on taking their acclimatization hike to the summit of Pico Austria (17,454ft). Later, they will finish up rigging their harnesses and training for the climb. The weather has been nice and the Team is enjoying their home for the next few days.
All is well in Bolivia!