In red neon letters on top of a monumental building, the name “Pacific Central” shines through the night, which is receding rather late and slowly. Walking through the park in front of the station building, I carry my heavy bags, … Continue reading
One early morning, on the way to climb the Sierra de María, I saw this table-topped mountain. Tonight, it walked into the photo again. I jumped into the car to chase it down, managed to stop it near Velez Blanco, … Continue reading
You must have already noticed it in the photos of the last two weeks: the mountain range of the Sierra de María at the eastern end of the valley of Venta Micena. From the first day I laid eyes on … Continue reading
Photographed during the hike on Vrmac.
In my article about Chacaltaya, I mentioned the cemetery I found at the foot of Huayna Potosí and made the offhand remark that the whole village of Milluni had died. It turns out that this was right, but that the true story … Continue reading
Because it’s the only way to catch these views of Illimani: Photographed during the hike to Chacaltaya in Bolivia.
From my current base in La Paz in Bolivia, I wanted to climb Chacaltaya. It seemed like a relatively easy mountain above 5000 m, and thus a good opportunity to set a new altitude record without falling into crevasses and battling with yetis. In … Continue reading
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