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Missing the mountains

Missing the mountains

It has been almost a year since our first major training project, mountaineering in Bolivia, and I am very definitely missing it all and would love to go back. I don’t know what it is exactly – I must confess that I did not enjoy every minute of it; I got pretty sick for a […]

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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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Tent for survival at the extremes

Tent for survival at the extremes

Among the additional equipment we have just acquired is the North Face VE-25 tent. Not the cheapest tent in the world, but certainly worth it: It is a three-person, four season tent, which is used by mountaineers in the Himalayas and up Everest, and also by polar explorers – capable of providing good shelter in extreme […]

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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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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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