Pequeno Alpamayo

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A beautiful, moderate peak in a lovely setting, with an interesting ridgeline to the summit.

Elevation (feet): 17,618
Elevation (meters): 5,370
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1962
First successful climber(s): Irene & Keith Whitelock
Nearest major airport: La Paz
Convenient Center: La Paz

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 17 trip reports for Pequeno Alpamayo.

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  • Log #21379 - by Rachel Thomasson on Aug 14, 2008
    A fantastic entry level climb in the greater ranges. The intial crevasse ridden glacier slog was rewarded with a plateau from which to enjoy the pre dawn views before another penitente peppered...
  • Log #21273 - by George Savell on May 09, 2008
    Fantastic climb. The whole area was totally deserted this early in the season, and we were the first team to summit via the direct face this season. Stunning peak, beautiful climb. Hard work but not...
  • Log #20776 - by Igor Cazes on May 13, 2007
    We were in a group of 4. After a couple of days aclimatizing in the La Paz area, we went to the Condoriri group base camp at 4700 m, after 3 hours trkking where the Mini-Van Drop us at the Tuni...
  • Log #16728 - by Charlie Netherton on Sep 25, 2004
    Climbed as part of acclimatisation for Illimani. Beautiful and secluded, we were the only people in the area. I used Eduardo from Bolivian Mountains (www.bolivianmountains.
  • Log #16729 - by Chris Bourne on Sep 20, 2004
    On of the must expose climbs I ever had. The whole Condoriri mountain range was spectacular.
  • Log #16730 - by Emmanuelle et Thomas Spadone on June 04, 2004
    Wonderfull summit Few tent at the base camp, no traces, nobody on the way, wonderfull view. Not so easy (AD, 50/55 max)
  • Log #16731 - by Georg Pfarl on Jan 29, 2004
    Due to very good conditions we had no problems to reach the summit, even without the use of ropes and using just one ice axe. To get to the mountain we recommend the very reliable company Bolivian...
  • Log #16732 - by karl pruckner on Sep 12, 2003
    Be careful about Bolivian Mountain Guide GONZALO JAIMES and his company HIGH CAMP, we took his services this year, first he said he was the best guide in La Paz if not the only one, he said that all...
  • Log #16733 - by Michael Liebreich on Aug 23, 2003
    What a mountain, beautiful. An almost-perfect pyramid of snow, final approach via a knife-edge ridge (unless you are brave/skilled enough to do the Directissima). Approach is via a long slog up to a...
  • Log #16734 - by Benjamin Wehner on July 21, 2003
    Kick ass climb up the direct route. Do not do the ridge route if the direct route is climbable. You'll be looking up a nice 70-75 degree face. Unfortunately to get to this peak as well as the direct...
  • Log #16735 - by Francois astier on June 25, 2003
    DO NOT TAKE THIS COMPANY !!! ANDES EXPEDICIONES Av. Camacho N 1377 Edif. Saenz Piso 3 fono: ( 591- 2 ) 2319655 - 2202983 Fax: ( 591 - 2 ) 2392344 P.O. Box 12287 La Paz - Bolivia www.
  • Log #16736 - by Mick Priddin on June 02, 2003
    Nice peak just make sure you are well enough aclimatised for it.
  • Log #16737 - by Siegfried Trapp on Apr 28, 2003
    We started at 04:45; good snow conditions all the way. Sunshine and beautiful view from the summit! Late descend may be a problem at the steep parts because of weak snow. Base camp clean,...
  • Log #16738 - by Howard Scotland on May 15, 2002
    Climbed with group from Colorado Mountain School. Personal website contains narrative and photos of this climb, Pyramida Blanca, and Huyana Potosi
  • Log #16739 - by Kathy Lennon on Dec 29, 2001
    bloody beautiful!, the view over Pequeño Alpamayo from Pico Tarija was impressive, and my guide Luis even better, he is amazing he climbs all these mountains at least once a week the whole year...
  • Log #16740 - by Olof Dallner on July 29, 2001
    I set out to solo Pequeno Alpamayo and left BC at 04:00. Soloing over the glacier was no problem since there was a trail to follow. Downclimbing Tarija was when i climbed it pure rock and no ice....
  • Log #16741 - by Mark on July 28, 2001
    It's best to start early--no later than 3:00 a.m. In July, the glacier approach was easy, without any meaningful crevasses [we didn't rope up until later, on Tarija]. The crux might be the down-climb...