Huayna Potosi

Huayna Potosi Trip Report (#21602)

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  • Date submitted: February 23, 2009
  • Date(s) climbed: 1/13-1/15, 2009
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

If you're interested in a great climb close to La Paz, this seems to be the one to do. I'd recommend that if, like me, you have little to no climbing experience, that you do a 3 day ascent, using the first day to practice ice climbing on a glacier close to the camp at 4700 m. It took me about 4 hours to summit the last day, using the traditional route. The experience was great, and the view from the top was like nothing I have ever seen in my life. One of the best and most difficult experiences of my life.

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