Take your mountain climbing skills to the next level and scale one of the most rewarding mountains in the world! This three-day guided mountain climbing program takes you to the top of 6,088-meter Huayna Potosi, near La Paz, a wellspring of pride for Bolivia and a thrilling objective for all levels of mountaineer!
The city of La Paz in mountainous Bolivia is no stranger to heights. It is the highest capital city in the world by altitude, sitting at 3,640 meters above sea level. It is nestled between an array of exciting peaks, none more impressive than Huayna Potosi to its north. Just 25 kilometers away in the Cordillera Real, the 6,088-meter mountain is one of the mountaineering gems in all of the country.
For climbers, this is one of the most manageable peaks above 6,000 meters. Beginners are able to take on this mighty summit while practicing some easy technical climbing along the way. Our program allows you to put a huge objective on your resume and prepare you for other climbs in the Cordillera Real, the Andes, and the world. This is one of the trademark climbs of Bolivia, and I am thrilled to share it with you.
Our program will follow the Normal Route, the most common and straightforward path to the summit. Over the course of three days, we will practice and use mixed climbing skills while taking in the incredible scenery. Because of the dry season, you can expect mild temperatures during the day that become cold in the night. The days will begin early to provide us with time to enjoy the ascent and safely complete our journey.
We will begin the trip by driving from La Paz to Paso Zongo and going over ice climbing and mountaineering techniques. You will have a great opportunity to practice on ice falls in a controlled environment, finishing up with a stay in a mountain refuge. The hike to the high camp is reasonable and gorgeous, so you will have plenty of time to prepare for the summit day and the ensuing approach.
The next two days will test our climbing strength, passing everything from steep ridges and glaciers. You will have a great time utilizing newly acquired climbing techniques while having fun in a beautiful setting. Looking out from the summit, and for much of the climb up and down, you can see the Altiplano, La Paz, and Lake Titicaca. There are few panoramas as evocative as the Cordillera Real.
For those who want to complete the program in two days, we can take on the same exciting terrain in a shorter amount of time. There are also group programs open for two or more people for both two and three day options. No matter which option you choose, we guarantee a low guide ratio for safe and satisfying ascents.
You should have a good fitness level to embark on this trek and at least some previously climbing experience. The climbs are Grade II/AD-, and feature some steep areas of 50 degrees. I will ensure we have a safe and fun climb while taking on this incredible mountain.
Book this remarkable three-day Huayna Potosi mountaineering program NOW and conquer a 6,088-meter peak near La Paz for the ultimate Bolivian thrill!
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