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Posts in category Bolivia Mountaineering Expedition

Every journey has a few problems now and then…

Ben e Caleb subindo o Illimani, Bolivia

From the start of the time in Bolivia, after a few days acclimatizing in La Paz, the first part of the mountaineering was from the Condoriri, where we looked to climb Pequeno Alpamayo (around 5,400m) – a beautiful mountain. But getting there wasn’t such a smooth process..

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Short video: Down from the mountain…

Slopes of Illimani

Okay, it has taken us a little while to go through all the video we got from Bolivia – quite a massive amount of content gathered, and so many hours in the day to go through it all, work at the office, and train, and organize everything. I hope you can forgive us! This is […]

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Best of Bolivia – The final challenges

Best of Bolivia – The final challenges
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Back to Reality

Back to Reality

So after a month in Bolivia it is finally back to the daily grind of what seems like five jobs – the day job and then working on the 360 Extremes project with training, sponsorship hunting, planning… the first week back and it was straight to the gym, and on the Sunday even back to […]

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Best of Bolivia – Yungas, Salar and La Paz

Best of Bolivia – Yungas, Salar and La Paz

For more about our time in each of the places, see our posts… The Yungas “Death”) Road (English) / (Portuguese) La Paz (English) / (Portuguese) Salar de Uyuni (English) / (Portuguese)

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Best of Bolivia – The first mountains

Best of Bolivia – The first mountains

For more about our time in the first few Bolivian mountains, see our posts about: Condoriri Pico Austria Pequeno Alpamayo

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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

One of the places we didn’t get chance to write about before the mountaineering started for real: Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. At just over 3,800 metres in altitude, this was a pleasant day out from La Paz, with not too much of an altitude gain. It is only an hour […]

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Wining and Dining in La Paz

Wining and Dining in La Paz

While we were in La Paz, in between mountains and hiking, we had opportunities to explore and find a number of different restaurants, some of which we really enjoyed and others that… well, we just went the once. A quick word in that service is, in general, not like anything you will get in Sao […]

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Back down to Earth

Back down to Earth

Strangely enough, in spite of not having reached the summit of Illimani and even having been within touching distance of it when we turned back, I felt content with the decision. As I said, I had done my best, and that was all I could ask of myself. Going back down the mountain to high […]

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Illimani – the final push…

Illimani – the final push…

<— Marathon to high camp Negative thoughts did include hearing avalanches and ice falls in the background after dark, and the thoughts of falling off the side of one of the knife-edge ridges that we were bound to encounter. Also, as I mentioned, it would have been nice being able to speak with Natalia. It […]

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