Cerro Mullu Apachita

Elevation (feet): 17,611
Elevation (meters): 5,368
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -16.1167
Longitude: -68.3
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: La Paz
Convenient Center: La Paz

Thanks to Chris Horsch for adding this peak.

The approach follows the obvious rock and scree ridge leading southwest from the "road" leading over a pass toward Mina Fabulosa. The climbing begins on the northeast side of a glacial lake. The route is fairly straight forward alternating between hard snow and rock until the summit ridge is attained. This southwest shoulder provides a basic snow/rock/ice approach to the summit ridge. The climbing becomes technical about 300 feet below the two-parted summit requiring protection for a running belay to get to the base of the south summit (granite monolith). Traversing from the south summit to the north on either side provides significant exposure (1500 feet drop on both sides). There is a very exposed knife edge, snow-covered ridge (200-300 feet) leading northward to the north summit. Both summits are granite and require class 5 rock skills. The views are spectacular 360 degrees. All of the Cordillera Real is visible as well as eastward toward the Amazon.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Cerro Mullu Apachita.

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  • Log #16941 - by james robinson on Dec 29, 2001
    easy mountain, nice view from the top, good for acclimatization.I climbed Illimani afterwards with Bolivian Journeys on Sagarnaga 363, wich is the most serious company in town, beautiful and very...
  • Log #16942 - by Chris Horsch on Dec 05, 2001
    Approach is via the river valley above Jank'u Quta lake. Follow the dirt track at the base of Cerro Wila Lluxita eastward to a pass (track continues on to Mina Fabulosa). Leave the pass and road and...