In the long weeks since anything resembling climbing here in Puta-gonia, we have made numerous trips up and down the Ascensio and Silencio Valleys, restocking food, retreating to town, and making half-hearted attempts on the Towers which never seem to be in condition.
Highlights have been New Year´s on the beach in Japones (before the Pisco got the better of us), baseball, and the 5 person frozen bivy in the Bonington Cave.
Batter up! Home run derby.
Wu Tang Clan ain´t nothin to f**k with!
La Peineta. Seen better days.
With the recent spike in temperature and precipitation, Japones came very close to flooding, and Josh and I were both pretty sure the river was going to break the banks and wash us downstream! So after another failed attempt (if you could even call it that) on the über-rimed out Peineta, we took our tents down and moved all our stuff back down valley and have taken up a new residence in the Italian cave near Campamento Torres. This means we are a bit farther away, but means there is a lot more to do when we are just sitting around on our thumbs waiting for that perfect window.
It looks like this for about 12 hours a month.