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On the way to up to High Camp
Climbing Huayna Potosí

June 17th 2007
Climbing Huayna Potosí, one of Bolivia's highest mountains, was to be our last big challenge before heading home to the realities of jobs, mortgages and a privileged western life. At 6,088m (19,974ft) above sea level it breaks the 6,000m point, and is only 26ft short of the magic 20,000ft mark. And why not? We were certainly fit enough and having spent the last 2 months at an average altitude of ... read more
South America » Bolivia

Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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