am 28. April 1999
Yossi's local experience shines through in the intial advice and the route descriptions. The ranges, groups of peaks, approaches to induvidual mountains and the routes given for each peak are well laid out, clear and concise. Photgraphs are included to give an impression of the types of climbing and the setting. For the peaks and routes I have experienced the descriptions are excellent and I could have saved myself a lot of trouble if this book had been around earlier. The book is available at the same time as the infrastructure has improved to support visiting climbers so get a copy and get out there.
am 27. Juli 2000
From Planeta Journal - Before his death in 1999, the author was a professional mountain guide and adventure traveler based in La Paz. A colleague and friend wrote: "His books are the best that have been written about Bolivia's trekking and climbing in decades." In this useful book Brain provides a number of choices of where to climb, including new and lesser-known routes in the cordilleras--Real, Apolobamba, Quimsa Cruz, and Occidental.