August 5, 2019
We just heard from Harry Hamlin at High Camp (18,500’) on Illimani. The team is enjoying near perfect weather and are getting settled into High Camp. The plan is to have an early dinner, get some rest and start climbing at 2am for the summit.
The climb to High Camp is not to be taken lightly. The Team leaves Base Camp and hikes up and over a beautiful moraine before gaining the rocky ridge. After a stop at lunch rocks, the team focuses on their footwork up the ridge to High Camp. This rock ridge is 3rd class rock and is very manageable when we stick to the beaten route. Climbing 3rd class rock up to 18,500 feet is very quick to get everyone’s attention! The team is doing great and is looking forward to taking in the views from the summit of Illimani in the morning!