Climbing in Huaraz

19 07 2007

Ol, Jess and I have returned from climbing at over 4000m. It is certainly a lot tougher at altitude. The barometric pressure at the refugio we stayed at was 610 mbar – there is only 60% of the atmospheric pressure for us to breathe! The climbing was pretty good, but I lost interest on the second day after Jess took a pretty big fall. i just couldn’t get keen after that.

A few days were enough, and now we are recovering from a Mexican dinner and enjoying being warm. But only briefly, tomorrow morning we are off on the most popular trek in the area – a four day jaunt in the mountains.

Sorry for the brief post, it’s late.


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22 07 2007
Mum and Dad

Hi Love,
Have finally read your adventures so far. Sounds as if planning isn’t your forte. At least you sound as if you are eating well. What are the accomodation costs like?Where to from here?
We are in Cairns and the weather is not good, quite cloudy today and around 20. Could be better. Will start to head south tomorrow – hopefully better weather.
We are sitting in a cut price Internet cafe with all the young ones. Will try to find more along the way.
Love you

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