Our second Alpamayo Expedition of the season is underway and going very well. Everyone in the group arrived to Lima on time, with no delays and all their bags (whew!). After a night in Lima, the group boarded the Cruz del Sur bus – with VIP seating – for the trip to Huaraz which is approximately 8 hours from Lima.
Upon their arrival in Huaraz they were picked up by our support staff and transported to The Olaza’s Guest House, where they spent the next few days acclimatizing and packing for the trip, not to mention enjoying the views of the Cordillera Blanca range from Olaza’s wonderful roof top patio. The trip preparations with our support staff went very smoothly, and after a final gear check everyone was feeling prepped and ready for the following days transport to Cashapampa, and the start of the trek into basecamp which is supported by burros.
Andres called on Monday to let us know that the team had successfully made it to Basecamp and everyone was doing fantastic. Spirits were high all around. The team was planning to do a load carry, with the help of their porters and cooks, to Moraine Camp the following day (Tuesday) and then establish themselves completely at Moraine Camp today (Wednesday). The pictures attached to this post are not from this trip but give a general sense of where they are headed in the days to come.
We will post another update as soon as we hear from Andres and the team – hopefully later today!!