|Here is Jan on Thursday, in front of the massive ridge to get from base camp to Niedo de Condores, the high camp, 1,000m up at the very top of that rock ridge. The summit is another 1,000m higher.|
|Base camp at about 4,500m had us living above the clouds.|
|Our awesome North Face Summit Series tent at high camp - aptly named Condors´ Nest.|
|2:30 am: Jan and Eduardo are ready to get on to the glacier. I have already decided this is not my time and I am taking pictures instead ;)|
|Jan contemplates - at basecamp. After 3 hours of hard effort, exhaustion meant no summit today. She did reach about 5,800m - a significant high point, if you have ever been there you´ll know. Proud.|
|The whole of Illimani - the main summit is the peak straigth up from that single tree. The rock ridge is easy to identify.|
More than merely achieving summits, we love being in - really in - the mountains. The culture, the people we meet, the experiences of this raw mountain power appeals. It is simple. We walk among giants.