2006 Apolobamba Expedition
Our 2006 summer expedition took us to Bolivia's remote and somewhat uncharted Apolobamba range. The trip extended over two weeks and included three summits, Nevados Sunchulli and Posnanski, both located above Lago Kotani, and Cavayani, located in the Cuchillo/Sunchulli Pass region. Between climbs, we covered over 75 miles on foot and completed multiple reconnaissance hikes, simply to locate viable routes on these off the beaten path peaks.
Our Apolobamba Expedition report provides a narrative description of the trip on day by day basis and includes photos taken during the course of the trek, the recon hikes and all three summit climbs. In addition, there is discussion of our logistical arrangements to include lodging, camps, ground transportation, mules, and most of the other arrangements we required to get to and travel through the southern Apolobamba. I have also included a large list of GPS waypoints for the whole of the trek as well as the the individual climbs and "Google Earth" aerials with our camps and treking/climbing routes marked.
I will also take this opportunity to include a request . . . if you have Apolobamba information to share or corrections to any our our identifications, please don't hesitate to contact us. There is not a great deal of Apolobamba information available that pertains to the type of trip we took, i.e. a couple of guys pack their gear and go wandering about the Apolobamba in a merry mixed band of four people and three mules. Also, if you know of another site that should be included in my list of links, please let me know.
With that said . . . let me tell you the story of our expedition to the southern Apolobamba.