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Solo Summit of El Misti Volcano near Arequipa, Peru

El Misti is a prominent volcano about 45 minutes from the large city of Arequipa in South Western Peru. I decided to climb it when I was planning my month long trip in South America. I was unaware of how difficult the altitude would be and I was really excited to test myself on this climb. The altitude was on my mind, and the temperature was not. Looking back, I should have taken both into consideration. I started the hike after a ... Read more