July 9, 2018
IMG Lead Guide Betsy Dain-Owen checked in last night to report her team has been making steady progress over the past couple of days. From Lagoon Mitucocha, they had a shorter day on July 7, after crossing Carhuac Pass, at 15,252′. At camp, they took the opportunity to do some wash, rest, and enjoy the spectacular weather that’s exposing all the alpine beauty of the range.
Yesterday, trekkers were treated to more impressive views as they walked under Nevado Yerupaja, 21,703′, one of the more challenging peaks to climb in Peru. Once over Siula Pass at 15,700′, they reached a beautiful alpine valley with a camp in an area that’s known as Huayhuash (the namesake of the trek).
All is going well, and the team will continue to check-in as they make progress.