…throught travels you can meet people from everywhere, amazing places, different cultures.. and still you can do what you love, I mean play on the rocks.. that makes climbing a unique activity! ..not change the attraction is the scenery which changes.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to travel to some new incredibles places with a really good company. Some of these travels were not organized and this make it more interesting still... Our travel to Peru last summer was like this, an unexpected trip and it was great.. like all things we don´t plan..
It was very nice to share motivation and passion with many climbers (most women) from Peru in the INKAFEST (Mountain Film Festival in Lima) I have to say thanks to Salvador Guinot from Mon Vertical/Petzl Peru and Ivan Canturin for the invitation to this Festival, it was a really cool experience for me to be there.. Gracias chicas... so inspiring! :)
After some days in the city we decided to move to Huaraz, a small but busy town located close to these huge mountains, La Cordillera Blanca (east) and La Cordillera Negra (west). We meet many friends there like Zarela. She is the owner of the hostel where we stayed and it was very nice to be there with her enjoying the delicious breakfast every morning! Sweet days at Casa Zarela. We meet also some other friends who are Alpine guides and they work in those intimidating mountains. So much respect for them, they are a real Spartans!
You can climb also in Huaraz if you are not an alpinist, there are some nice bouldering and sport climbing areas. Hatun machay at 4200 mtrs high is one of the best climbing areas around.. I loved it.. although I had a bad headache from the altitude!! :) ayayaiiii...
Thanks so much to our good friend Hibraym Rios for bringing us to all those beautiful climbing places..! we hope to see you soon!
And well the last part of our trip we wanted to be like a real tourists and we visited some really beautiful places like Cuzco City and the massive Machu Picchu, considered one of the New Seven Wonder of the world. It´s unbelievable how they built this strategic city up there in the mountain.. the conquerors never arrived there! ..we were very happy to be there in this special place :)