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Testing my limits La Paz  Bolivia
Testing my limits
People said it would be easy. They were wrong. Hiking to 6088m is anything but easy.

After ice climbing up a straight glaical wall on our first day, I ascended along a moraine ridge line up the mountain, taking shelter in a refuge at 5200m. In the humble shelter we waited out storms and started our summit bid at midnight.

In the darkness I climbed, hiked and clawed my way toward the top. Glacial wind, suffocating altitude, dehydration and moral kept me down. I wouldn't make it any further than 5800m.

Luckily for me, you don't always have to reach the top to enjoy the views along the journey.
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