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Huayna Potosi

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A technical easy mountain over 6000m's, a good climb for beginners. Great for a first big mountain experience with great views of the Cordillera Real and mountains near La Paz. physically demanding, some acclimatization is need before attempting...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Huayana Potosi with German. The first day we went to practice in the afternoon and we found ourself in the middle of a storm. German ask us to were our crampons and our icepeaks! They was less than 1 secobde between...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stemmelen t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some reviews on tripadvisor, I contacted German (German mountainguide in FB) who is a private guide. I felt it was so much better contacting a guide directly than going through an agency. German gave me all the equipment I needed and I joined...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is a beginner summit in terms of technical skills it is still physically difficult however completely achievable with the professionalism of a climb organised by German Mountain Guide (search that name on Facebook). I believe anyone with a good strength/fitness base is capable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Carlie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience with Gérman and Super Mario. This is a challenging summit but Mario and Gérman make the experience easy and achievable. I highly recommend these two for your Huayna Potosi summit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I just finished this trek and I have to say it was really tough. I'm not that fit at the moment, but still managed to make it to the top. You just need to go slow and keep putting one food in front of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Relax34934503720
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We booked through "Refugio Huayna Potosi Travel Agency & Tour Operator" (1000 Bs. per person = great value for a 3d/2n all included tour. We didn't even try and bargain down). We had a good/great experience and I would recommend that agency for the reasons...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank groverma
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I have done many treks before in Canada, but nothing before had taken my breath away like this trek. Truly amazing views from the summit as the sun comes up. We decided to go with Altitud 6000 as we noticed they had good reviews. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Went on the 3-Day trek to huayna potosí with climbing South America. It Was the Best and most demanding experience ever! If you want to Know your physical as well as mental limits go here! Definitely recommendable!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Karsten T
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We just finished our 3 day tour with High Camp Lodge. We did not made it to the top (as we're actually not that sporty), but we made it to 5800 meter, which was a personal record and totally worth it. Even if you don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clara H
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It was Sep 6th 2018 when I took a trip to Bolivia to attempt the Huyana Potosi summit. I make all the arrangements with Andean Ascents. The company is run by Alexander von Ungern, a young swiss german who lives in Bolivia since 2010. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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andresaramayo
29 December 2018|
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Response from Marcela H | Reviewed this property |
Hi If you want to pay by credit card you can book your climb online with kanoo. It's a great agency. I have booked my climbs with them twice already. But i am not sure about being able to climb in January. You should check... More
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GerardN40
14 December 2018|
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Response from ClimbingSA | Property representative |
In February you might not be able to reach the summit because of bad weather. February is the middle of the wet season, meaning it can be snowing every day. A private is normally more expensive, gives you more flexibility... More
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Valeria T
29 November 2018|
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The majority of the people climbing the mountain have no experience. The 3 day trip will help with getting used to the equipment and also help with some acclimatizing. The climb it self uses basic climbing techniques, but... More
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