We are now on our third day at the Alpamayo Base Camp after taking a day and a half to trek here through the mountain valleys.
Short spindly trees cover the area but it is the amphitheater of fluted snow covered peaks that attracts the eye.
Our small Altitude Junkies team is doing well except for me. I have been pretty much down with some kind of stomach bug which hit me the first night here. But today I feel 1000% better.
We will move up to the Moraine Camp at 15,500 tomorrow, Saturday, then to the Col Camp the next day. We may climb a slightly easier climb before Alpamayo to get our ice legs.
The mountain is not crowded at all with us beating the crowds by a couple of weeks.
I will send another update soon, but obtaining a satellite signal is difficult with the high surrounding walls.
OK, so far so good. The Cordillera Blanca are just as beautiful as advertised!
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