The 2023 Madison Mountaineering Alpamayo and Artesonraju expedition is off to a great start in Peru! The team has had beautiful weather thus far for their acclimatization hikes and trek into base camp. Next up, they will attempt Alpamayo – the first of two peaks they plan to climb on the expedition. Expedition leader, Estalin Suárez checks in with this dispatch from Peru:
Hello! This is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Alpamayo (5947m/19,511ft), Peru expedition – today is July 12th. We just got to high camp on Alpamayo which is 5,400 meters. We’ve had a great day, blue skies! Our plan is tonight to attack to the summit, but we are going to see how everybody feels and decide later, or probably stay one more night here.
We departed from Huaraz a couple of days ago. We had really beautiful days hiking to the base camp. Now we are pushing a little bit harder to our first main summit.
Keep in tune. Ciao!
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