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Stu Peacock

Alpamayo Expedition News 25th July 2009

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Alpamayo Expedition News 25th July 2009.Alpamayo Trek

The Team Leader : Stu Peacock

The Team: Ken Boardman, Jim Griffiths, Peter Knight, Angela Hunter , Jason Owen, David Sandham

13th August – ‘We arrived back in Huaraz last night after a successful summit of Alpamayo. Only Jason didn´t summit; he still felt tired after the two days ascent from base camp so decided not to go for it. Once again we struck lucky with the weather as the day after summit day there was a dump of snow and the only other groups hoping to attempt the summit abandoned their bids and came back down to base camp. The weather on our summit day was not great, with cloud consuming the mountain for most of the night and day, however the top was clear´ísh and in the evening the mountain did completely clear so we managed to get some decent pictures before we headed back down to base camp. We are celebrating this afternoon by having what´s called a Pachamanca, which is a Peruvian traditional way of cooking food in an earth and stone oven, along with a couple of celebratory drinks. We head back to Lima tomorrow afternoon and all depart Peru on the 15th.

See you soon, Stu.’

 

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Bolivian Peaks Expedition News 4th July 2009.

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Bolivian Peaks Expedition News 4th July 2009.Alpamayo trek

The Team Leader : Stu Peacock

The Team: Shaun Crawford Jon Egdell

 Cath Milnes David Wilson

23rd July –  SUMMIT SUCCESS – ‘We´ve just arrived back from a very cold and snowy Illimani. The day we arrived at Illimani Base Camp the clouds had grown dark and menacing with the tops hidden from view. At 6.30pm that night the wind really picked up threatening to blow down many of the tents at base camp, it started to snow, which was a big surprise to all. The weather didn´t relent until around 6.30am the following morning when we awoke to a white vista across the base camp plain. We soon discovered that the 40 or so climbers at high camp had all abandoned their summit attempt and were heading down.

 

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Cho Oyu Expedition News August 2007

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29th Sept Stu phoned from ABC early afternoon to say that the group are successfully back at camp having had an unsuccessful attempt at Cho Oyu summit. The weather has been bad, with heavy snow meaning that they had to break trail to Camp 2 and Camp 3. Once above Camp 3 the winds were so strong they were forced to abandon their summit bid, along with a number of other teams. All team members are safe and well and will make preparations to return to Kathmandu in the coming days.

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