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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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Climbing Bum Blues

It seems I have a case of the bouldering problems! Ha! Catching a taxi with two bulky bouldering pads was more challenging than I predicted. But after 15 minutes of haggling drivers, we were on our way up to Uqui, … Continue reading

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Boulders & Bailando!

Last night, Chuki invited me to come climbing with him and a group of guides from the Casa de Guias. Why not!? We met early, and after a bomba de manzana and some freshly squeezed lemonade, we walked across town … Continue reading

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Street Grub

Muchas gracias Martin for showing me the ways of the Huaraz local! Bomba de Manzana (Apple Bomb) outside: Bomba de Manzana (Apple Bomb) inside: Um, YUM. Que mas? -Hot quinoa drink (for the morning time) -Freshly squeezed lemonade (for the … Continue reading

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The Townies.

Arriving in Huaraz last night just after sunset, Martin and I ran down the sidewalks (dodging the cascading waterfalls from the roof drainage spouts) and through the gutters (puddle jumping as we quick stepped). A wet welcome back to big … Continue reading

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Hitch-Hiking-Out (Day 4)

Good morning this fine fine morning to you, you lovely rock forest, Hatun Machay. Last night was relaxed and chill, as the refugio was occupied only by 6 of us. Chevy and Salvador, Anna and Virginie, and Martin and me. … Continue reading

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The Cave Sessions (Day 3)

Another beautiful morning and out the door. Climbing with Virginie and Martin and Luciano. Hard climbing! Luciano decided to return to Huaraz and so we sent him on his way with a toothy grin! After a few more climbs, Martin … Continue reading

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Fog Fingers (Day 2)

The morning. The best time at Hatun Machay. Clear blue skies, brisk temperatures, sunshine warming your toes, and a steaming mug of mate de coca tea. Papaya drenched with lime juice. Once stomachs are satiated, the exodus from the refugio … Continue reading

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Hatun Machay. Rock Forest. (Day 1)

When I first arrived in Huaraz and sat down to talk shop with Gary, I made it pretty clear that the reason I was here in Huaraz was to backpack as much as possible in the Cordillera Blanca. However, once … 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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