Hiking on the highest mountain!
Trip Start Jul 27, 2008
77Trip End Mar 05, 2009
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It is set in a National Park and on the way we passed llamas,
A dirt road took us to the first shelter at 13000ft and the plan was for Rodrigo to take me to the second shelter at 16400 ft.
On the way up we met climbers on the way back from the summit. At this time of the year its best to do the climb at midnight so that by 6am you should be at the top ready for the descent. The reason is avalanches and dangerous caravasses.
We eventually made it to the second shelter after several stops for me to catch my breath
On the way back to Riobamba Rodrigo pointed out farms that were breeding bulls for professional fights as opposed to those bulls who were bred for local people to have a go. I told him about my exploits in Pamplona all those years ago. Its a beautiful park which is very barren in parts with some very distinctive strata showing different eruptions during the ages. Well worth the visit.
Footnote: Rodrigo can be reached at email@example.com in Riobamba cell phone 099694867
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