Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mountaineering in Bolivia's Cordillera Real

A slideshow presented by Inga Petri.

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During their 5-week excursion into these rarely climbed mountains, Inga and Jan recorded the first female ascent of Pico Aguila that stands at about 5,500 m and attempted Illimani, Bolivia's second highest mountain.

First female ascent of Pico Aguila by a new route.

 In this presentation and slideshow, Inga will share tips about how to navigate mountaineering in Bolivia, outline specific routes, including their acclimatization trek on the Inka trail near Sucre and share observations about the local culture.

Inga and Jan hike at 5,200 metres along the ridge toward Patapatani with the Chachacomani massif rising to 6,100 metres behind them (Photo by Eduardo Mamani Quispe)