was good fun if you don’t mind a bad case of altitude sickness. If I get it at 15,000 ft. does that mean a summit attempt of Everest is out of the question? Even with the vomiting, a constant headache, the inability to stomach eating dinner for 2 nights in a row after hiking 10 miles a day, it was still worth it (at least in retrospect..).
Huraz, Peru is a small town that is the jump off point for people going to adventure in one of the highest mountain ranges in the world. It was a 9 hour bus ride from Lima. I did a 3 nite, 4 day trek. Was beauteous and quite relaxing as we had mules carrying out backpacks. It snowed once, rained a bit and on our hardest day marching to the pass we were down to t-shirts. The 12 person group included, Swiss, Germans, Aussie’s, French, English and Spaniards. My job down here allows me almost 3 weeks off a month so trying to make the best of it though my Spanish lessons are suffering greatly.
and a little plug for one of my cameras. About 80% of these images were shot with the point & shoot Canon G9 and its an amazing camera. It is my first new camera I have ever owned. The new version is the G10 and is possibly even better. 28mm lens, 14.7 mpeg files (though its sensor is smaller then a DSLR’s), RAW capabilities, nice video quality, fully manual settings.. Love it.