Mountain Madness Sajama 2004
Expedition - Dispatch 1 and
Madness Sajama 2004 Expedition - Dispatch 2
Extinct, snowcapped volcanoes
that rise above the barren, sparsely populated altiplano dominate this range.
Here lies Boliviaís highest peak and a multitude of other accessible
technically straightforward climbs over 20,000 feet. If you are looking to get
over the 20,000-foot barrier this is the place to do it! Amidst this desolate
moonscape hotsprings bubble up offering a reward for climbers of a relaxing
soak after some fantastic climbing!
After our group arrives in La
Paz we enjoy several excursions that will contribute to the acclimatization
process. We begin with a visit to one of Boliviaís most significant
archeological sites, the Tiwanaka ruins, an ancient city that offers an
excellent example of this pre-Inca culture. On the Island of the Sun in Lake
Titicaca we visit Inca sites where we marvel at the local peopleís traditional
way of life that indeed resembles that of their Inca ancestors of more than
four hundred past.
Once our group is
acclimatized we climb Parinacota, one of Los Gemelos, or the Twins. This peak
has been likened to Ecuadorís Cotopaxi with its perfect cone shape. We ascend
from the Twinís saddle over easy slopes. Then itís off to Sajama! After
establishing two camps we ascend the mountainís normal route up
straightforward slopes with occasional steeper sections to make things
interesting. From the summit incredible views of the Atacama Desert to the
south and even more volcanoes await the climbers.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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