A CRAZY ADVENTURE: After climbing some 5000m peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru we really wanted to get our first 6000m peak. The problem was, it was still early season and no climber had made it above 6000m yet although quite a few had tried, the snow conditions were just very tough. But we still wanted to go for it: And so here is @markusherdi crossing the huge glaciers on Tocllaraju (6032m) on the way to our second glacier camp. At this point we were still carrying all our gear, including but not limited to a tent, 2 ice axes each, crampons, normal boots and double layered boots, a 70m rope, a harness, a helmet, a sleeping bag, a matress, a shovel, gasoline, food and clothing suitable for -25C. All in all it totalled about 22kg per person. With the thin air at 5300m, this was quite demanding. In this picture we were navigating between 40m deep crevasses shortly before making our second camp. How small and impressed you feel, alone in this huge world of ice and snow!
I'll post the rest of the ascent story with the photos during the next week or two, would be happy if you follow along and share your thoughts or questions 🏔