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Cordillera Real (Bolivia), Ancohuma (map)

Southwest Face, Normal Route: High camp

 

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Suiting up for the glacier to high camp

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Llamas carrying gear to base camp at Laguna Negra

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Illampu (6368m) in Bolivia, taken from high on the ridge on Ancohuma (Copyright Chris Wurster)

 

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Arrival in Cocoyo

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Establishing base camp

Southwest Face, Normal Route: View of mountains from base camp

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Ancohuma (6427m) From Camp I. The climbing route we attempted ascends the ice fall to the rght of the picture onto the glacial plateau above.

Southwest Face, Normal Route: A view of Ancohuma (6427m) from high camp at 5600m. The climbing route we attempted crosses the glacial cirque towards the peak, then traverses right to a snowy ramp that is climbed to a plateau. From the plateau, the route turns left traversing to the base of a steep face, which is ascended up to the summit ridge, which is followed to the top. (Copyright Simeon Warner)

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Enjoying the sunset at Camp I (Copyright Simeon Warner)

 

Southwest Face, Normal Route: One of the boys we hired to drive the llamas

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Llamas carry gear to/from base camp

 

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Martin in front of his tent at Camp II

 

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Simon wanders up the glacier between Camp I and II (Copyright Simeon Warner)

Southwest Face, Normal Route: Camp II at sunset; everyone has already gone to bed in preparation for the climb (Copyright Simeon Warner)