Chacaltaya

Trip Details

Elevation: 17,700 Feet

Elevation Gain: 1300 Feet

Distance: N/A Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Gear: Trekking poles

Officially summited our highest peak so far! We had to park at 16,400 due to the snow and hiked approximately 1300 feet of gain in an hour and a half. Overall car to car took ~2 hours. Not bad for 5400 meters! Despite being a little sick we both felt great and did not experience any issues with altitude.
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Horseshoe Mountain: Boudoir Couloir

Trip Details

Elevation: 13,898 Feet

Elevation Gain: ~2,100 Feet

Distance: ~11 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate Snow

Gear: Ice axe, crampons, helmet

We’ve been waiting for the snowpack to stabilize so that we could get out and try some couloir routes. The weather finally cooperated so we drove down to 4 Mile Creek road Saturday afternoon after finishing Grays/Torreys. We camped in the car at the parking area so that we could get an early start.

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