July 19, 2015
Trek leader Jason Edwards has been calling in each evening from the trek.
On July 17 he reported a good day for the team, not as demanding as the previous day. They got just a bit of rain during the day, just enough to put rain shells on for about 5 minutes.
Jason reports that is is normally warm enough during the day to hike in short sleeve shirts, but in the evening after the sun goes behind the ridge, a fleece jacket and shell is necessary. Sounds like great conditions!
On July 18 Jason called again briefly to say that all was well and the team was right on schedule. They had a shorter trekking day today with an “active rest day” to help the team rest up and prepare for their hike over the highest pass on the trek, Yanayacu Pass, at 15,680’ on Sunday the 19th. From Sunday’s camp the team will have a grand view of the North faces of the Alpamayo and Pucahirca group, some of the most spectacular peaks in the range.