Friday: my flight is delayed due to some volcanic activities in Guatemala. After 4h, I looked around, and lots people were lying on the floor, sleeping, talking, some of them just met and were talking about their past trips. That one of the good thing when you go to Peru, is that most of people going there for the same thing: visiting Macchu Picchu. so they have at least one interest in common, and make the wait much more enjoyable. I arrived in Lima at 3am, arrived to my hotel ~4am, then woke up ~9am for gear checking and last shopping. Leaving Lima to San Mateo ... I'm so happy !!!!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
… Almost there … the Great Peruvian challenge Part #1 kicking off. In this 1st part, we will explore the Central Range. It is a pretty remote area that we will access by bus from Lima. Each climb would be an opportunity to be one of the first women to climb those peaks. It is not a record chasing trip, but a true unique experience with a great friend. I’m really excited about this trip. Our itinerary is pretty straight forward 14days, 4 peaks. Minus: quick acclimatization, we will be already at 4500m the 2nd day Plus: we have plenty of spare days in case of bad weather Here our itinerary followed by the trip’s altitude chart then the routes we will climb … I will update that blog along our trip, with pictures, videos, and quick feedback. Itinerary
Day #1 - Lima – Chosica – San Mateo (3100m) : We will take a bus from Lima to San Mateo, traveling for around 5 hours, then sleeping in San Mateo. Day #2 - San Mateo – Rapagna Lake (4500m) : We will travel by car for around 4 hours then walk for 2 hours until we arrive at Rapagna Lake. We will camp here. Day #3 - Rapagna Lake – Vicuñita Lake (4600m) : We’ll walk for 5 hours until we arrive at Vicuñita Lake. We will camp here. Day #4 - Vicuñita Lake – Base Camp Vicuñita & Norma (4700m). We’ll walk for 1 hour until we arrive at Base Camp. We will spend the rest of the day checking the routes for our climbs of the Vicuñita face and Norma face. Day #5 - Base Camp – Vicuñita summit (5050m). We will climb up the west south ridge from Vicuñita.Day #6 - Base Camp (4700m). Spare day that we will use to climb Vicuñita in case of bad weather on Day#5 that prevented us to climb Vicuñita in safe condition.
Day #7 - Base Camp – Norma summit (5600m). We will climb the North-West face from Norma Day #8 - Base Camp (4700m). Spare day that we will use to climb Norma in case of bad weather on Day#7 that prevented us to climb Norma in safe condition. Day #9 - Base Camp Vicuñita & Norma - Base Camp Paccha: We will pack up and trek to Paccha Base Camp Day #10 - Base Camp Paccha - Paccha summit Day #11 - Base Camp Paccha – San Mateo (3100m) Day #12 - San Mateo –Base Camp Rajuntay Day #13 - Base Camp Rajuntay - Rajuntay Summit (5412) Day #14 - Base Camp Rajuntay - San Mateo (3100m) Day #15 - San Mateo (3100m) – Lima : celebrating Day #16 - Lima – New York : Going back home more coming soon ...