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Diospi Suyana expedition team climbs Andean Mountain

Group photo at an altitude of 5,330m

Through hard work at the missionary hospital and the Diospi-Suyana-School Dr Lukas Steffen, Dr Jens Hassfeld and teacher Matthias Rehder had prepared themselves for the ultimate challenge: climbing Mount Chaupiloma that one can see from the Hospital Diospi Suyana.

Dr. Hassfeld and Matthias Rehder ahead; behind and not visible Dr Steffen.

Saturday 1st May: drive to the village of Mollepate.  Then driving two hours with an all-wheel drive to an altitude of 3,200m.

8 hour march with complete luggage to an altitude of 4,400m.  Set up base camp.

Sunday 2nd May: the ascent starts shortly after sunrise.  A 5-hour climbing tour with ropes.

Noon: the expedition reaches the peak at an altitude of 5,330m.  30 minutes rest in thin air.

Confederate Dr Steffen has no qualms advertising for the Swiss chocolate company Lindt.

12:30: Descent to base camp.

Heading back.

Arrival in Curahuasi at night.

We congratulate the three family fathers cordially to this success.  We recommend K2 as their next challenge.

Base camp at an altitude of 4,400m.
A good atmosphere during the ascent. Dr Steffen has just announced that once they reach the summit it will be Swiss chocolate bars all round!
Dr. Lukas Steffen fulfils his advertising contract with the Lindt company.
Looking from Chaupiloma to the neighbouring summit of Salkantay with an altitude of 6,271m.
Curahuasi lies in the distance at an altitude of 2,650m. Roughly 20km away as the crow flies.
View from the hospital to Mount Chaupiloma.

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