Tag: Great Peaks of Bolivia

Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Illimani Summit Push

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Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Summits Chachacomani!

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Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel at Chachacomani High Camp

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Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Summits Pequeño Alpamayo!

Hi everyone! I apologize as it looks like the audio post from yesterday cut off after a few seconds. I wanted to let you all know that 100% of our team summited Pequeño Alpamayo yesterday on a gorgeous day. Congratulations … Continue reading

Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Rests & Prepares for Summit

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Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Reviews Snow Skills

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Bolivia 2019 – Team Freddy Van Diesel Climbs Pico Austria!

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Bolivia 2019 – Introducing: Team “Freddy Van Diesel”

Our team, with much deliberation and strength of creativity, has chosen a name. You may however have to chat personally with a team member in order decipher the genius.

Bolivia 2019 – Island Hopping

Today we went island hopping in our private boat between the Sun and Moon Islands. We enjoyed spectacular views of the rugged coastlines and the Bolivian Royal Range. Today we also got to pet an alpaca and even play with … Continue reading

Bolivia 2019 Begins!

Welcome to our 2019 Bolivia cybercast! Our long planned and awaited for trip began today in La Paz! We started the day with a gear check, followed by lunch, and a tour of the city. Our favorite mode of transportation … Continue reading

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