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Sleepy Saturday

Le tired after yesterday’s whirlwind tour of Lago Paron. I hung around the house and read about the climbing routes on the Cordillera’s technical mountains. Then Philip and I headed outside for a bike riding lesson. Kid’s got spunk. Way … Continue reading

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Picnic at Paron

Before the sun rose, we were up and packing lunch (that could feed a group for a week) and gathering clothes (that could protect for all possible weather conditions). Gary and I had made plans to go hiking for the … Continue reading

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Quebrada Llaca

When I stay at the Hostel Pinar, my morning view is the stunning western flank of the middle of the Cordillera Blanca. When I dip my head out the window and peer north, Huascaran is often beaming white and soaking … Continue reading

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Take Me to the River (Day 3)

A group of wiley Americans and an Israeli stumbled into camp late last night. They made a fire with the Peruvian climbers and I found them this morning sitting on buckets, sharing a massive pot of communal oatmeal. Cheerio friends! … Continue reading

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Ishinca and Me (Day 2)

Refugio Ishinca to Lago Ishinca to Refugio Ishinca. Picture post! Waking up with the sun! Sun peeking over Tocclaraju (6034 meters, 19,797 feet). Clear above, after last night’s thunderstorm and my 11 hours of sleep. Foggy below. My friends, the … Continue reading

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Gringa Mistake (Day 1)

Quebrada Ishinca! Let’s do this! Picture post! The Rio Santa: 2850meters. 9350 feet. Refugio Ishinca: 4390meters. 14,403 feet. Paltay (the Rio Santa) to the Refugio Ishinca: roughly 12 miles. Only a crazy person would set out to accomplish such a … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champignones (Day 3)

Yard sale morning. Clothes strewn about on bushes, hanging to dry. The epic down pour last night continued after we went to sleep, and therefore our clothes thought about what they did all night in a black plastic trash bag … Continue reading

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Laguna Mullaca…Running Down the Mountain (Day 2)

The tuesday morning breakfast explosion: Jana and I had each packed food for four days, because our original plan involved quebrada ridges and the high altitude lakes in between. With a slight change to our itinerary, we also made a … Continue reading

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Lago Radian and the StUNSET(Day 1)

After a delirious grocery store shopping excursion last night at 9 o’clock, I hit the sack and decided to pack this morning. Good plan, seeing as our plan to meet was at 9am. Our plan?! Yes ! I’m going backpacking … Continue reading

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A Bouquet of Flowers

Flowers. A whole lot! Everywhere! I spent the morning reading a book detailing the flora of the Cordillera Blanca. I think I did pretty well flower spotting! (Click the name of the flower to see an image! Not my images … Continue reading

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