“Become a technical ice climber learning from experts on high mountains in Bolivia”
“Climb, as a test, Huayna Potosi, the most straightforward 6000 m summit on the Bolivian glaciated mountains”
“It is an international group with participants coming from different countries abroad”
“Perfect preparation for climbs worldwide”
“Check and choose one of our 5 Set-dated departures in the present season”
Difficulty grades in CLIMB: FR:AD-/USA:AI 2/SCOT:II
     
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  La Paz (Joe Klausner)  
     
     
  Sun Gateway (P. Barrón)  
     
     
  Refuges in the HP base camp (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  High mountain rock climb (Freddy Tipan)  
     
     
  Approach to HP glacier. (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Technical ice climb (F. Salcedo)  
     
     
  Extreme ice climb (M. Capriles)  
     
     
  Climbing to the summit of HP (F. Salcedo)  
     
3 nights in refuge
4 nights hotel
1 night camping

The course is aimed at fit mountain walkers, who enjoy rock scrambling and would like to develop their skills on the snow and ice of the Cordillera Real glaciers. This course will take your skills level far beyond the boundaries of mountain trekking or hill walking. Our Professional guides will show you how to safely negotiate snow and ice slopes. Learning these ice climbing fundamentals are key to maturing as a climber and equipping yourself to ice climb worldwide. The summit of Huayna Potosi at 6088 m / 19974 ft will be your first summit in hopefully a long list of future ascents. Before setting off on the course, you will acclimatize two full days around La Paz hiking in the Altiplano around Lake Titikaka and the Chacaltaya Mountain.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LA PAZ. Reception and transfer to hotel.

DAY 2: TIWANAKU. Half day tour to visit Pre-Inca temples and palaces.

DAY 3: ACCLIMATIZATION HIKE IN CHACALTAYA. Full day hike at 5000m high. Superb views of Cordillera Real.

DAY 4: TO ZONGO PASS. Car transfer. Refuge. On the glaciers of Huayna Potosi mountain we begin the course: cramponing & ice axing.

DAY 5-6: COURSE: belaying, routing, rescuing, teaching basics.

DAY 7: TO HIGH CAMP OF HUAYNA POTOSI. Trek and camp.

DAY 8: CLIMB HUAYNA POTOSI. 6088m/19968 ft high. Normal Route. 6 hour climb. Return to La Paz. Night in hotel. End of services.

DATES OF THE 5 TRIPS IN THE PRESENT SEASON ACCORDING TO ITINERARY DESCRIBED ABOVE:

1rst trip: From 10 May to 17 May
2nd trip: From 10 June to 17 June
3rd trip: From 10 July to 17 July
4th trip: From 10 August to 17 August
5th trip: From 10 September to 17 September

GROUP SIZE: 2-6 participants.

LEVEL OF THE COURSE: Technical climb for beginners.

BRING: anorak, sleeping bag, warm gloves, polar jacket, down jacket, thermal underwear, mountain glasses, head torch, sun block, sun hat.