From: Luke Reilly
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:50 AM
To: Tye Chapman; Eric Simonson; Greg Vernovage
Subject: Bolivia Update
Lots of snow and smiles this week in Bolivia. The team is back in la paz now after successful climbs of Pequeno Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi. Route conditions on both mountains were superb this week which helped since the weather has been a little unstable in the mountains lately. The team summitted in near white out conditions on Pequeno Alpamayo hiding the views of the Cordillera Real but the fun climbing on the summit pyramid made up for the lack of visibility. Huayna Potosi was a different story; a calm, clear and cool night afforded great climbing and vistas from the technical summit ridge.
Some are heading home as scheduled while others are resting up and preparing for our next objective…the Illimani extension.