Day 3: Ascent of Humboldt Peak
We will leave the surplus at the camp then walk towards the start of the trail towards the Humboldt and Bonpland Peaks, at 4200m altitude. The path is steep with many stones. The cairns show us the way but sometimes in a misleading way, follow the guide! At the edge of the glacier the solar reverberation is very powerful, sunglasses are essential in all weathers. This is where the path to the Humboldt and Bonpland peaks separate. It's a slow walk to reach the summit with riprap requiring good agility on the last meters. That's it, here we are! The descent is fast and requires little effort. We will sleep near Verde Lake at 4000 meters above sea level after 7 to 8 hours of walking.
Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.