|Upper Colca Archaeological Survey 2003 / 10_camplife1
Stage 1 - Caldera
We camped on the south side of Maymeja in a sheltered windbreak at 4850 m.a.s.l. (15,900'). Despite the wall the winds were often punishing. However, the morning and evening views from camp made it worth it to camp there and we also had a lot more sun throughout the day than we would have in more sheltered campsites. Nighttime temperatures got down to -12.5 deg C (10 deg F) plus windchill, very cold when you're living outdoors night and day.