July 13, 2018
The Huayhuash team has continued to move along through the trek, ascending and descending many passes. Yesterday afternoon, IMG Lead Guide Besty Dain-Owen checked in to let us know the team has crossed over Tapush Punta and Llaucha Punta, at 15,645′ and 15,908′. Mountain views have been somewhat obscured by clouds, and it’s been more chilly this past couple of days–which is actually nice trekking weather. Spectacular peaks still rise above the mist, though, to treat the team to Himalayan like grandeur.
The team made it to camp at Jahuacocha in a little over 4 hours, and then took a relaxing walk up the valley to a higher spot on a moraine, overlooking Nevado Rondoy and Nevado Yeupaja, which the team saw from the other side a few days ago. Today the team will reach civilization which I could tell was met with mixed feelings since it’s been such a great trek!
All is going well, and the team will check in this afternoon when they arrive at the hotel in Huaraz.