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Alpine Ascents' Great Peaks of Peru Expedition:  Team Hermes Summits Ishinca


 

July 13
Yes Good Morning, it’s Konstantin from the Alpine Ascents Peru Expedition. When I call here, there is some repeating of yesterday’s cybercast because for some reason the signal was cut. We have been to Ishinca, we have climbed Ishinca, 5 out of 6 of us, summited with a great day, some fantastic views from the summit. We came back to base camp yesterday and slept in the refuge which was a luxury. We just did breakfast and now we are heading to Huaraz for a two day rest before we attempt Pisco. Everything is great, everybody is doing fine and, yeah, stay tuned, thanks very much.

July 11

Hi this is Konstantin from the Alpine Ascents Peru 2012 climbing expedition. We are just preparing to leave the base camp of Ishinca Mountain. we are at about 14,400 feet that’s about 4400 meters, and we are just putting everything in our big backpacks and we are going to gain another 900 feet elevation, so we are sleeping at 15,300 and then tomorrow early in the morning we are going to attempt Ishinca. Everybody is OK, people are acclimatizing quite well, so we are just hoping to have a good day tomorrow when we attempt Ishinca, thank you very much bye bye.

July 10

Hi this is Arnab, part of the Alpine Ascents Expedition to Peru, just reporting to say that we’ve reached Ishinca Base Camp. We started out yesterday from Huaraz and drove up to a village called Pashpa, from there we had a relatively easy walk up to Ishinca base camp that took five hours. Today we are spending time acclimatizing at Ishinca base camp, since we gained elevation of almost 1500 meters. It’s a lovely, lovely day, clear skies, we can see the peaks of Urus, and Tocllaraju. We are planning on doing a slight acclimatization hike up a moraine, where we can get some better views. And then we will come down and review some basic skills before we move up to high camp tomorrow.

All in all it’s been great so far. A big shout out to Jose and the crew, they’ve been treating us really, really well. All is well, I think everyone here is doing extremely well so far, we are taking it easy and acclimatizing slowly. Hi Mom, Hi Dad, everyone’s fine, I’m fine, things are going great, no problems so far and we are in very good hands. Signing out.

July 9

This is Terry Casey for the Alpine Ascents 2012 Great Peaks of Peru trip. It’s Day 5 here I believe, and we had a great acclimatization hike up to Lake Churup today, about 2.5 hours up or a little less and about an hour and a half down. Great dinner tonight hosted by Jose Luis and tomorrow we are off to base camp for Ishinca. And I think it will be several days before you hear probably from us again. The weather’s been good, everybody’s healthy, looking forward to a great next couple of days.

July 7

Hi everybody this is Konstantin from the Alpine Ascents International Peru Expedition. We are in Lima, we’re at the lobby of the hotel. Everybody has arrived safe, everyone’s gear appears to be here as well which is good. We spent the day touring Lima, we went to the historical center and watched the change of the presidential guard, we went to the gold museum, and toured the city basically, it was fun, the weather is good. We had some nice dinner, you know protein and carbo loading. And people have gone to their rooms now to have a sleep, and tomorrow morning we start out bus tour to the Cordillera for the first time tomorrow, we are very excited about that. This is our first cybercast, we want you to stay tuned, so you can follow along, thanks very much good night.
 

 

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