Category Archives: Peaks

My adventure by the numbers

No adventure can be reduced to a mere set of numbers. The experiences of a year in the outdoors, the endless variety of scenery and people I encountered defies a purely numerical description. That said, I kept a spread-sheet with … Continue reading

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Cotopaxi and Chimborazo

Over the last week in June Jill and I were exploring the Ecuadorian mountains. (See also my Cotopaxi and Chimborazo photo library.) After an initial sight-seeing day in Quito we undertook a first acclimatization hike on Pasochoa (4200m). It was … Continue reading

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Success on Huascaran!

After a 3-day acclimatization climb (unguided) on Nevado Pisco (5760m) I embarked on a 7-day guided expedition to Huascaran Sur: At 6768m this is the highest peak in Peru, the highest mountain in the tropics worldwide and the third highest … Continue reading

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Double dose of bad luck on Nevado Sajama

(See also Sajama photo album and Sajama peaks page.) It’s Monday, May 17. I’m sitting in La Paz, back after a 3 day expedition to Nevado Sajama. We did not summit, and one of the main reasons was the horrible … Continue reading

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Attempt on Ojos, but no summit

We are back in Copiapo after a round-trip through the desert to Laguna Verde and Ojos del Salado. Getting there is an adventure in itself. It’s 260km of desert road with passes of 4500m, some 4000m higher than Copiapo. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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