Social & Slideshow: Paul Cormier - 12yrs in South America Trekking and Climbing.
If you came out and climbed with us this past winter or even dream big of doing something awesome Climbing or Trekking in 2014.
You should be looking at Bolivia as a trip. Should be in any bucket list of places to visit!
Come on out & see, Paul Cormier's slide show and talk to Paul and here his stories on his adventures in Bolivia. Summits climbed and life of the people who live there. How he along with other climbers and the organization called Mano-a-Mano helped one village even a region, where the climbers all over the world just drove through the center of town and only leaving dust and trash. Paul with others brought the first medical aid too this village and over a couple years built a hospital. Hear what he is planning and hopes for the future. If your lucky you could meet others on his many trips and also here there stories of what they saw and enjoyed. Learn about more info on maybe attending a special trip of your own in 2014.
279 Salem Street,
$0.00 --- Free with thanks to Paul Cormeir and REI
Donation Bucket will be provided...
Please feel free donate to the people working the fields & mountains of Bolivia that can use our help with the basic of needs...!
Food & Drink: --- Please "NO" Alcohol inside REI
Feel free to bring what you might like to have maybe something share-able..?
Willing to help/volunteer?
I'm sure I could use the help bringing this together down here in Mass...:-) Setting up chairs and tables, Promotion, and idea's. Setup will begin about 5pm..
Considering a Big Adventure?
Here is Paul 18 Day itineray for this years trip to Bolivia. There is also a 10 day option that will still be avaialble if the length of time is too much.
Paul H. Cormier
P.O. Box 63
Gorham, N.H. 03581
This unique trip is designed for you to experience the tremendous diversity that Bolivia has to offer, and a chance to truly get to know its people and culture, as well as climb a series of 17,000 and 18,000 ft peaks in a remote area of the Bolivian Andes. This area is unique in that the mountains typically have easy to moderate routes to the summits, as well as steeper more severe routes for those interested and able. It is not uncommon for us to split up into two ascent parties, one doing a moderate route, and one doing a more difficult route, and meet on the summit. We typically spend at least one day in the town of Chuñavi doing some kind of humanitarian work, either medically oriented, or bringing school supplies or clothing, depending on skills of the people who sign up for the trip. The weather in May is typically stable and moderately warm, with endless days of blue skies and little wind.
Bolivia itinerary – May 5 to 23, 2014
Day 1 Depart to Bolivia
2. Transfer from airport to hotel
3. City tour
4. Copacabana - Reed boat tour and/or Tiahuanoco Ruins
5. Copacabana - Isla-del Sol hike
6. Copacabana to Chuñavi (return to Lapaz)
7. Lapaz to Chuñavi for humanitarian segment
8. Lapaz to Negruni Base (Juri Quta)
9. Practice and ascension of Mullu Apacheta (5368 meters - 17,714’)
10. Ascent of Negruni Peak (5480 m. -18,084’)
11. Approach to Janku Laya Valley and hike to Base camp
12. Ascent of Jally Waykunka (5545m -18,298’)
13. Ascent of Jiska Pata (5508m -18,298’)
14. Rest day, or short climb
15. Ascent of Janqu Uyu (5512m -18,896)
16. Return to Lapaz
17. Shopping and pack - Celebration dinner
18. Transfer out
The Mandarin Restaurant is right across the street. If folks need food before or after is just a minutes walk away.
See you there!!! Very Excited....!