Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pico Milluni, Part Deux

We went back to Pico Milluni this week but opted for a slightly mellower outing.  We did manage six new pitches on a lower section of the ridge.















Monday, March 31, 2014

Pico Milluni


Alex and I went for a day climb on Pico Milluni which is about 18,000'.

We initially wanted to do the upper ridge which looks pretty good:


But we got distracted by the awesome rock on the lower ridge:


Clouds swallowing Tiquimani helped tilt the balance in favor of the objective we felt more sheltered from the coming storm:


All of the possible lines in this photo are new:


We chose this one around the corner:


No climbs yet done here:

Hmmm.















Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Birds II

I decided to start a new post for birds because the older post became so big it was hard to work with.  So here are some more birds in alphabetical order.

Ash-breasted Sierra Finch:


Band-tailed Seedeater (La Paz, 2/16/14):



Black-backed Grosbeak (Sorata, 3/2/14):



Cattle Egret (Achacachi, 3/3/14):



Creamy-breasted Canastero:


Giant Hummingbird (La Paz, about 23cm btw):


Gray-hooded Parakeet (Mecapaca, 2/10/14):



Puna Ibis (Achacachi, 3/2/14):


Red-tailed Comet (La Paz, 2/5/14, female):


Rufous-naped Ground Tyrant:


White-bellied Hummingbird (Sorata, 3/3/14):



White-bellied Tyrannulet (Mecapaca, 2/10/14):



White-winged Black Tyrant (Sorata, 3/2/14):



Yellow-billed Teals (Achacachi, 3/2/14):