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Jim

Bolivia advice

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So after not making the trip I wanted to last year because of life stuff, I planning for a couple month break this year. I've climbed in SA but at lower elevations, may get to 20k this trip. Advice on how cold to plan for in June/July has been variable. Chime in with your experience on:

 

sleeping bag needed for minus 10 deg?

 

down jacket type/brand - have a FF hooded helios, good NW jacket but seems too light for 20k?

 

have Scarpa invernos, new model, seems warm enough. Not planning on overboots.

 

Don't own mitten shells but will likely spring for some.

 

been scanning websites and 2nd ascent for used gear, need funds for pisco.

 

 

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A few inspirational photos...

 

Condoriri:

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Cabeza de Condor summit ridge (just past the ice gully):

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Summit view from Condoriri:

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Pequeno Alpamayo:

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Huayna Potosi West Face (from Tuni):

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High Camp on Huayna Potosi (via de los Franceses on the left and standard route heads off to the right):

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Ala Izauierda:

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Ala Izquierda lower face:

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Ala Izquierda upper rock bands:

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Ala Izquierda summit:

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Sajama just below the ridge (my wife is so cool):

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Sajama upper ridge with view to summit glacier walk:

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Skiing at Chakaltaya:

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Sport climbing in La Florida:

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Scary road on the way to Coroico:

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Bolivian traffic jam:

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Lake Titicaca:

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Have a great trip!

 

 

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