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:


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):