Huayna Potosi - 6088m August 15th 2007 (voor Nederlands, scroll naar beneden)
Our first alpine ascent is a fact! And it even brought us over 6000m. Huayna Potosi (6088m) means "young mountain" in Aymara (the language of the Bolivian Indians), and this glaciated summit towers high above the Altiplano.
Day 1 training session on the nearby glacier
At the hut / base camp (4750m) we get (a mixed group of 8 European ... read more
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