Welcome to Huaytapallana, a nearby mountain and glacier. Last Saturday, we reached a altitude of 17,400 feet and all experienced dyspnea first-hand. We enjoyed hiking together with our faithful guides to help us along the way.
|Laurie was the first to go|
We even got to go sledding with trash bags at the top! Since there was an edge leading to rocks below, we caught each other with a rope to avoid injuries.
|Chris and Phil keeping Laurie alive|
This was not exactly fail-safe, but it worked!
|Phil, Laurie, Danielle, and Chris (not pictured: John and Jared)|
During last week, we resumed our individual work at doctors offices. Please read Phil's great verbal account of the many things we have been able to experience here in Huancayo.
Another great experience has been going to an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS, or who have been physically abused. We spent our first visit playing games like Red Light Green Light, Duck-Duck-Goose, and Simon Says. These children were a pleasure to meet.
|Chris helping a child with Red-Light Green-Light; Laurie tries to cheat with her child for the win|
|Phil and Danielle are fantastic at all they do|
A visting lecturer from the USA spoke to the Medical Society in Huancayo about hand washing. I think it was a good topic for the doctors here as hand-washing seems to be sparsely observed.
Education and provisions of alcohol-sanitizer, soap, running water in clinics, and hand dryers might be a good use of energy in our future endeavors.