Andrés and Christel are doing well at High Camp (5,490m/18,011 ft.). They are feeling strong and tonight will go for the summit of Alpamayo (5,947m/19,512ft).
The French Direct Route leads out from the glacier, over a significant bergshrund, and onto the steep, beautiful SW face of Alpamayo. The team will endeavor the climbing of 50-70 degree ice for many continuous pitches, to top out on the glorious summit pyramid.
Alpamayo in Quechuan signifies: Alpa – Earth, Mayu – River. May the continual energy of the Earth River flow though them as they climb tonight! ¡Buena Onda Andrés y Christel!