Bolivian Peaks Expedition News 9th August 2009.
The Team Leader : Joe Brown
Nikolaus Drexler, Nick Haworth, Martin Ingham,Stephen Turner, Joanna Turner
Unfortunately Joe has had a small accident whilst climbing Condoriri with one of the clients and has injured his ankle, which has meant he’s had to return back to La Paz. Sadly he will not be able to carry on with the Expedition for the Final two Peaks, so Cecilio the local guide from the 4th July trip will replace Joe. Everyone else in the group is fine and are looking forward to the next mountain adventure of Huayana Potosi. All the team and staff at AP wish Joe a speedy recovery.
Joe has just phoned in from Base Camp where the team have had a very successful first few days. They have made ascents of Pico Austria, Pyramid Blanca and Pequeno Alpamayo, the latter on an absolutely stunning day. Today is a bit of a rest day with a spot of ice climbing planned before they attempt the rarely climbed Illusion the following day.
‘I arrived yesterday ahead of the rest of the team after my flight from Lima to La Paz was diverted through Iquiqua, Chile, putting another ten hours on the journey. Steve, Joanne, Nick and Martin arrived at 07:15 this morning and Alex, the local agent, and I were there to greet them. It was slightly bad timing as I was only half way through my breakfast, I have assured them that it will not affect our relationship. We have had lunch and bought maps for the three climbing areas that we are to visit. Nikolaus joined us at 16.00 and the team is now complete. Everyone is in high spirits and looking forward to future challenges. The weather has been a little unstable for two or three days but it shouldn’t effect our schedule.Tomorrow we are off to Lake Titicaca and the Isle De Sol for our first acclimatisation walk on Wednesday’.
21st June – The group will depart the UK on the 9th August.