Blogs from Condoriri, La Paz Department, Bolivia, South America

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South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Condoriri July 14th 2010

The last Summit attempt for this time After Illimani Bjoern, Oeyvind, Hilde and Torbjoern had a few days left before going back to Norway. A lot of options were discussed but we ended up going back to Condoriri. Hilde and Torbjoern wanted to try a direct route on Piramida Blanca, while Bjoern, Oeyvind and I decided to go for the face at Ala Izquierda. Eirin wanted to stay in La Paz for these two days. Jorge, our new driver since Sergio was in the mountains with a group from the British company Jagged Globe, took us back to Condoriri at tuesday 13th of july. Hilde and Torbjoern camped in base camp and got spoiled by SergiosĀ“ team up there : ) The rest of us went up the same day to an advanced base camp close ... read more
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The Condoriri Massif Last monday Sergio brought us up to the Condoriri Mountains with his Landcruiser. We planed to spend five days up there to climb and acclimatize. I was in the same area two years ago with Sergio and really liked it. ItĀ“s a beautiful place and you get mountain climbs in many different grades. We all decided to climb Pequeno Alpamayo as the first mountain on thuesday. 4 of us did the normal route while Hilde and Oeyvind went for the direct route up a 250 meter face. Starting at 4 in the morning we thought we had plenty of time. But the altitude and the size of the groupe slowed us down a bit, so we arrived back in camp around 5.30 in the afternoon. A long but great start of the climbing ... read more
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South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Condoriri April 27th 2008

Very early Sunday morning we had to be in front of a travel agency. They said 7.00 precisely, we wait for nobody. We thought that meant you had to be in time and not 30 minutes later which is normal here in Bolivia. Ok we believed it but it became 7.15, 7.30, 7.45, 8.00, 8.15 and finally at 8.30 we left. We were with a colleague who is here already for 3 years and she kept on saying " after 3 years I am still so stupid to believe it if they say 7.00 sharp". A bit annoyed we started our trip to the glacier. We were planning to climb it, but we were not the only ones who liked that idea because we went with a 100 people on the trip. It was really an ... read more
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