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Ancohuma is the second highest mountain of Bolivia's Cordillera Real. Some measurements have placed it at 21,489 feet (6,550 meters), which surpasses the generally accepted highest mountain, Illimani (21,201 ft.). Ancohuma is located immediately northwest of the capital city of La Paz, in a complex cluster of high icy peaks, many of which exceed 6,000 meters. Illampu is another high peak of this group.

Elevation (feet): 21,095
Elevation (meters): 6,430
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -15.85427
Longitude: -68.541641
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1915
First successful climber(s): R. Dienst, A. Schulze
Nearest major airport: La Paz, Bolivia
Convenient Center: La Paz, Bolivia

Trip Reports

There are 11 trip reports for Ancohuma.

  • Log #176 - by Peter Pruckner on Oct 28, 20033.00 stars
    Came to vistit my Page. you will found many Infos for Ancohuma and Illampu.
  • Log #177 - by whitman on Sep 03, 20033.00 stars
    got too excited, drank too much water, ended up too sick to summit. looked beautiful. will try again at a better pace. -whitman
  • Log #178 - by thomas on Aug 30, 20033.00 stars
    We summitted in perfect weather and route conditions after a sleepless night due to a storm.
  • Log #179 - by fourure on July 13, 20033.00 stars
    summit by the north west ridge alone without guide or porter take care for the stole in BC for informations mail me
  • Log #180 - by Hermann Kiendler on Feb 22, 20033.00 stars
    I did this mountain again with my wife on our honeymoon. We took a porter from Sorata, walked up to Laguna Glacier and set up a high camp on the beginning of the glacier. The porter had just sandals,...
  • Log #181 - by Bruce Cuthbertson on Feb 22, 20003.00 stars
    Pitched up with an Irish lad and a Kiwi. We approached directly from Sorata,getting mules to around 4200m on the 1st day and carried on independantly. Set up camps at 4400m, base camp at 5000m...
  • Log #182 - by Christian Ranke on Aug 23, 19993.00 stars
    I did the summit solo. The guide from Sorata only had plastic sandals, no sun glasses etc. So I equipped him with a ski stick, my trekking shoes etc. High camp at around 5700m.
  • Log #183 - by HÃ¥kon Hauan on Aug 06, 19993.00 stars
    High camp at 5700m. Started 05:00 in the morning. Direct access to the summit from the west. 1 pitch with steep ice climbing close to the top and steep climbing in compact snow.
  • Log #184 - by HARZALLAH THIERRY ET CLAIRE FUMEY on Jan 22, 19993.00 stars
    Superbe sommet ! malheureusement nous n'avons pas atteint le sommet. Nous sommes arrives a 60 metres sous le sommet, sur l'arete le temps et la fatigue de certains nous ont conduits a faire demi-tour...
  • Log #185 - by Ben Folsom on Oct 22, 19983.00 stars
    Great Peak, Super windy on summit ridge. Be real careful for rockfall on the descent when the sun is warming the west face.
  • Log #18889 - by Peter Pruckner on Feb 14, 20063.00 stars
    regular route from Laguna Glacial