We wake up at 6am but this time not under the rain but a blue sky. The tent outisde is frozen. It is quite cold and breakfast will help us to warm us up.
Today it will be one of our most beautiful day.. The Cuyoc pass at 5,000m, going down to Guanacpatay valley then going up again to 5,200m to San Antonio pass to admire the beautiful view.
Below is the map. Our journey today is in purple.
The way to the first pass (Cuyoc pass) is a bit long and hurts the legs. Although once up there, the view is amazing. We are just at the bottom of the Cuyoc which summit overlooks us 550m higher.
A gallery of more pictures below:
Next, we are going down in Guanacpatay valley just to go back up toward San Antonio mirador at 5,200m.
The ascension from 4,400m which is only 800m was quite tough… We realize how less air there is… and without air you body really can’t do much…
Once arrived (and it took some times) the view from the Mirador is just astonishing… The Huayhuash cordillera, the Sarapococah lake and just the mountains around.
A few more pictures of us from the Mirador and the ascencion:
The weather turned to overcast and by the time we go down back to Guanacpatay valley an hail storm hits us… Not a small storm of 5 min. An half hour enough to dress the landscape around us with a white coat..
A few more kilometers walking on a flat field and we arrive at our camp…
Pop corn and a tea warm up us.
Finally the diner arrives and straight to bed after this long day…