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Slideshow (28 photos)

Cordillera Real (Bolivia) (map)
 

Driver's helper; this young boy taught us how to chew cocoa leaves

  Ancohuma

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)

  Cocoyo
 

Chris showing a map to some kids

 

Unloading the truck in Cocoyo

 

Eric on the approach to base camp

Three girls in Cocoyo

Expedition photo taken by a local in the town of Cocoyo (taken during the trek back from base camp to Sorata)

A family peels a field of potatos

  La Paz
 

Street life in La Paz

 

A disorganized web of wires above the street

 

Women in traditional dress on the streets of La Paz

  Laguna Negra

Lucie doing some cleaning at base camp

 

Looking east over an alpine lake at an impressive granite face

  Sorata
 

Travel to Sorata