Team - Assemble
APEX 5 Team Assemble
|The APEX 5 Expedition Team|
With all volunteers having arrived safe and sound (minus a couple of bags) our team is altogether to start Day 1 of the expedition.
Following arrivals throughout the wee hours of the morning, today has been about catching up on sleep, acclimatising to our new altitude (3600m) and getting our bearings around the vibrant city of La Paz.
A sea of blue Alpkit jackets has descended on the city and you can't go far without catching site of a fellow team member.
Although there is a lot to be done before ascending to Chacaltaya, catching glimpses of the snow topped peaks as you navigate the winding streets have us really excited for the next stage of the expedition.
Our team briefing set the scene for the next few days and welcomes everyone to the hostel and surrounding area. The research has begun and the expedition is in full swing.
For now, we continue to hurry around picking up last bits of kit whilst fitting in some sight seeing and tasting of the local delicacies. Salteñas and pollo frito are firm favourites.