July 9, 2019
Good evening again from Yanapacha moraine camp. We’re turning into our sleeping bags after an incredibly successful day. We turned our acclimatization day into a summit; weather was good, and spirits were high, so after our training session on the glacier, we decided to put things into practice right away. Yanapacha provided a short but steep glacier that definitely challenged the team this early into the stages of acclimatization, but now that it’s under our belt, and with another night here, at its high camp, we’re sure to get the most out of this rotation. Every one did an outstanding job, and the views from the summit are the new favorite for this guide. We’ll descend tomorrow to base camp to the food of our cook and the rest that the thicker air will deliver. Stay tuned for more!
Elías and team
Great Kim! Got some pictures from Snapfish of you climbing 3 years Ago this week! Love momma
Posted by: Jane on 7/10/2019 at 4:21 am
Wow! Way to go Kim & team! Congrats on the first of three!!
Posted by: shel on 7/10/2019 at 12:31 am
July 8, 2019
Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos
Good evening again, this time from Yanapacha Moraine camp. After a good rest/acclimatizing rest day yesterday, we moved uphill today, and established our home for the next couple of nights in the vecinity of the glacier at 4800m. The hike was one the most beautiful ones that this guide remembers, with giants like Huandoy, Chacraraju and Huascarán North guarding our ascent over the steep grassy slopes on the foothills of Yanapacha.
Everyone did a good job, arriving ahead of schedule and we enjoyed an incredible meal pre-cooked by our chef Emilio. French fries with a beef stir fry was a hit at this elevation. We waved good bye to our porters, and as the sun went down, we crawled into our sleeping bags to remain warm and keep the psych for tomorrow’s endeavor on Yanapacha. Stay tuned for more,
Sounds amazing! Have a great experience Ryan and Sheena. Yuca is doing well.
Posted by: Terry Wisler on 7/9/2019 at 4:05 am
Hi Aunt Kim! Sounds like another amazing adventure!! Tell Emilio to save some fries for me…love, @luckysuperstarcat, Sophia, Lora & Michael
Posted by: Lucky Superstar on 7/8/2019 at 9:16 pm
July 7, 2019
Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos
Hello from Yanganuco Base Camp. We are camped on a beautiful meadow at 3900m, currently under the rain, but with high enough clouds that we can see the toe of the glaciers above us. We got here yesterday, and after setting camp up, we spent the afternoon hiking to Laguna 69 for acclimatization; one of the major tourist destinations among day hikers in the area.
Were going to rest today, and get ready for tomorrow’s move to our camp at the base of our 1st objective, Yanapacha.
Stay tuned for more!
July 5, 2019
Good evening from Huaraz!
We have officially started our 2019 multi-peak climbing adventure. Everyone arrived in Peru on time, and we proceeded yesterday to do the long drive between the country’s capital and the Huaraz, the epicenter of climbing activity in this Andean country. The drive brought us over Conochocha Pass, nearing 4,200 meters of elevation and with astonishing views of the immediate massif of Pastoruri mountains, as the gateway to the Cordillera Blanca.
Without much hesitation, we continued on today with an acclimatization hike to Lake Churup, at 14,400ft above town. Beautiful turquoise waters below a steep peak of the same name, provided the best rewards for the first day of activity on our trip. The day followed with a team’s lunch in town, and getting pre packed for tomorrows drive and approach to Base Camp. Everyone is excited, in great spirits and the weather looks good for the next few days. Cebollapampa Base Camp, between Chopicalqui and Yanapacha (our next objectives over the next few days) await!
Stay tuned for our updates from the mountain.
RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos & JT Schmitt
Excited for you all! Hugs for Kim.
Posted by: Pete on 7/8/2019 at 2:51 pm
Hello from Louisiana. Good Luck and have a Great Trip.
Posted by: Tammy Kaiser on 7/8/2019 at 6:57 am