Friday, 18 May 2007

Briefly Bolivia

Lascar volcano was just a preactice run. Every day we would look up from San Pedro to the perfect cone that is Lincacabur. William and I decided to try to climb this one.

To get to the start we needed to cross into Bolivia, to the area around the Lagunas Blancas and Verde. So again up early we travelled, exited Chile and entered Bolivia.

I will return to this area with Sam, when we do our Salar De Uyuni trip in August.

Lincacabur is 5900m high. Another 300m compared to Lascar. It would take some effort to get up that.

As practice for more exercise at altitude, we walkd for three hours around the white lakes. We saw Andean foxes, and many birds out on the lake. After three hours of walking our reward was a soak in the warm waters at the western end of the lakes.

A jeep came and then took us on to the Laguna Verde, where the mighty Licacanabur rose tall. This is where me and Sam will stand again come August time.

Then it was back to our hostel for food and an early night.