Huayna Potosi Trip Report (#3066)
- Signed By: Nyle K. Walton of Falls Church, VA, USA
- Date submitted: July 24, 2003
During a hitchhike from Salt Lake City and Cordoba, Argentina, I stopped off in La Paz, introduced myself to the Club Andino Boliviano which arranged for me two companions, Col. Ramon Acero and Peter Toussant. Together we established a base camp on the glacier at 17,500 feet and climbed the next day to the 6000-meter summit, a sharp cornice of ice and snow. Huayna Potosi is indeed the easiest way in the world to climb a peak higher than any peak outside of Asia and the Americas. It was the climatic moment of my youth of mountaineering.