MistiJune 20, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C
I had a full day in Arequipa arriving by nightbus on monday. Yamina, Bran, Belgian cousins, I met in the bus and me and breakfast together, then I rented some walking sticks for trek number three. I met Marcos again for lunch, had guinea pig (it tastes a bit like very good chicken) and got more and more excited for the big hime up to 5800m above sea level.
I got picked up at 8o'clock, joining me were Severin and Olivier from Thun, Chantal from Grund bei Gstaad, Eva, a German and Ophir, an Israeli. Very cool group. We picked up some more gear like grampons, ice axe, tents, I took some warm pants and gloves, it was supposed to be very cold up there. We started at 3400m with about 15kg on our back. The hike to our base camp at 4500m was very scenic with a great view over Arequipa and Chachani, the other volcano slightly above 6000m. Arriving there, we put up our tents and had soon diner, a soup and spaghetti, exactly what you need. We went to bed early since the alarm clock would go off at 1am the other day...Read more