June 4, 2019
We have just received great news from Bolivia! Our Team of climbers summited Illimani (21,200’). Summit day on Illimani is challenging right from the start at High Camp. The team begins the climb by heading up a narrow ridge before traversing to their first break. After a quick stop for food and water, the team continues towards the headwall. The climb up to the summit ridge is a true test. This is a steep enough climb that the team will most likely use a fixed line, running belays or pitch it out. As the team gains the summit ridge, they also gain the morning sun which is very welcome after climbing through the cool night.
The team is now on their way back to Base Camp where they will spend the night before returning to La Paz.