The Illimani station on 17 June, 1999.
Image courtesy of Mountain Guide Carlos Escobar.
Illimani AWS detail, 17 June 1999
Net accumulation at this site in the 12 months preceeding was ~250 cm (snow, not SWE). Courtesy of Carlos Escobar.
Approaching the saddle at 6000m, May 1998
Mountain Guide Carlos Escobar in the lead.
Same as above
Scientists gasping for air
Illimani from downtown La Paz
Driving to Illimani, May 1998
Despite the proximity to La Paz, the drive requires half a day
Illimani base camp, May 1998
A very pastoral setting, with llamas, cattle, pigs, sheep and other climbers
Nido de Condors
This is typically the 'high camp' for the standard route up the mountain
Climbing Illimani, July 1997
Crevasses are often unavoidable, but fortunately the snow bridges seem quite strong
Camp near the Illimani weather station
We just rolled out of bed and went to work...
Illimani weather station, July 1997
Illimani and La Paz
Bolivian stamp issued in 1997
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