Clearing Sky over Cerro Mulamaniya
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Clearing Sky over Cerro Mulamaniya

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I didn't realize we had three high mountain passes today - after the first pass at 5100m, we thought it would be all the way downhill but I was wrong as we had to scale this second pass at 4650m against a very slippey scree up the western face of Cerro Mulamaniya.

Laguna Tuni could be seen here with its resplendent turquoise water under a clearing sky - a much welcomed break at least for now.

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A: Where is Río Paya Huichinta ?

de Arroz Marisco, la 1.6 km distanta

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B: The Valley of Caterpillars

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C: Laguna Tuni

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D: Brewing Storm over Condoriri

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E: Condoriri

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F: Leaving Condoriri

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G: Storm over Condoriri

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H: First Ray at Dawn, Condoriri

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First Ray at Dawn, Condoriri

I: Sunrise over Huayna Potosí at 5200m

de Arroz Marisco, la 9.7 km distanta

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J: The View from the Summit of Chacaltaya (5,421m)

de Arroz Marisco, la 16.0 km distanta

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