Preparing For Huayna Potosí

July 23-24, 2006
Day 298-299

I had to spend a few days preparing for Huayna Potosi and getting ready to leave Bolivia. Getting all my gear organized (I accumulated a lot of stuff in Bolivia that I no longer needed) was no easy task. I also signed up to go to Huayna Potosi with a guide on the 25th. I haven't been in a very cold environment since Antarctica last February, so I jettisoned most of my cold weather gear a while back. Temperatures are supposed to reach -15 C at the summit, though, so I had to roam around town looking for a cheap fleece and thermals that I'll probably only use for this trip.

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