My first big alpine climb and my fist summit on my South American adventure odyssey. I tackled the mountain with a Dane and American who I’d met en route to La Paz, the Bolivian capital. Two very experienced climbers who despite my relative inexperience, were willing to tie up together, navigate crevasse cut glaciers and put in snow stakes along the trail to the top (having a good 60m rope definitely boded well for my passage up this beauty and a place in the climbing team!).
Other-worldly vistas and crystal clear air filled my body, mind and soul when we reached the peak…just being there more than enough…the pinnacle just a stepping to stone to the next mountain. For the love of adventure, big mountains, minimalist living and the thrill of shoestring travel.
To be there and to be here now.