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Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Blanca

New Photos by Wade McKoy and Jake Norton
Monday, August 7, 2000

Summit was the Extra Shine
Tuesday, July 11, 2000
"...It would've been great just to get up into the Cordillera Blanca, really, but the fact that we summitted and skied made it that much better..."

Last Hurrah in Lima
Saturday, July 8, 2000
"'s even more amazing to look at all the gear that we have to carry to the airport tomorrow..."

Goodbye to the Porcelain Gods
Friday, July 7, 2000
"That was a direct quote from Porter, I'm not sure which orifice that was..."

Food From the Earth
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
"Today we had a celebration, with our porter and his family, called a Pancha Manca, and it means 'food from the earth.'"

Pig Roast in Our Honor
Tuesday, July 4, 2000
"Our porters like us so much that they're having this big party for us, and they're going to roast this big ol' pig, and we're going to eat it...."

Turns on Toqllaraju
Monday, July 3, 2000
"...nobody gave up, everybody stuck with it and it was really an amazing day for everybody. We're all happy now and safe at Base Camp...."

Summitting Toqllaraju
Sunday, July 2, 2000
"It is 10 o'clock in the morning and we're sitting up here at damn near 20,000 feet on the top of Nevado Toqllaraju...."

Toqllaraju Tomorrow Morning
Saturday, July 1, 2000
"They didn't quite make it to the summit...and so we're hoping to top that a little bit and get actually on to the top, and ski down..."

Snow Sticks to Super Steep
Friday, June 30, 2000
"Crazy fluted faces holding snow at 60 degrees —it's unreal..."

Successful Ski from the Summit of Urus
Thursday, June 29, 2000
"We left Base Camp at about 3am. We got up at 2am, packed up all our stuff, Tarivio and Manuel helped bring some photo gear and ski equipment...."

Acclimating in the Horizontal Position
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
"Sometimes you acclimate through exercise, and sometimes it's just better to simply remain in the horizontal position and let your body do its thing..."

So Where Do You Want to Put the Tents?
Tuesday Evening, June 27, 2000
"Forty other climbers and skiers have already staked their camp and claims and watched in confusion as we sat in our supposed campsite, waiting for the burros to arrive..."

Acclimatizing and Scoping Outside of Huaraz
Tuesday, June 27, 2000
"...through the steep, snow-fluted face, Moss saw a descent route he wanted to ski..."

Can't Wait to Get Into the Mountains
Sunday, June 25, 2000
"We're starting to think maybe about doing another peak called Ranrapallka. There's two routes we're thinking about. Apparently the snowpack is really good...."

Sea Level to 10,000 Feet in Eight Hours
Saturday, June 24, 2000
"We got on a bus this morning, thanks to Jake's connections in Lima and Huaraz, and had a pretty epic bus ride up here, from sea level to 10,000 feet in about eight hours...."

Interview with Jake Norton
Thursday, June 22, 2000
"...I had been to the Himalaya a lot before and didn't really know what to expect with Peru, and was just immediately turned on by it...."

This Phone is Huge, So It Should Work
Wednesday, June 21, 2000
"Yeah, this is the Cordillera Ski Expedition checking in from zero elevation on the beach...."

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