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Illimani

Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #3 of 47 attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

During the four days on Illimani everything worked out perfectly and in time. Especially I want to mention the good quality and high quantity of food. / Waehrend der vier Tage am Illimani hat alles reibungslos und puenktlich geklappt. Besonderes Lob gebuehrt der reichhaltigen und guten Verpflegung. Special thanks to the perfect guide Juancho / Besten Dank an den perfekten... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The extraordinary sprawling city is dominated by its 2 huge snow-capped mountains, Huyuni and Illimani.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I climbed illimani with a private guide, Wiliam Wallace, from Altitud6000. This is a long and tough climb. I recommend climbing Huayna Potosi first, using the same guide, so you get to know each other's technique. If you dont have any issues on Huayna, then give Illimani a try. Dont be fooled, it is technical. Good crampon skills are critical.... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We could see Illimani covered with snow, very clearly from our hotel room... a beautiful sight! Very comforting how these high peaks and/or volcanoes enhance many a Latin-American City!

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I enjoy the visit to the illimani I can observe the city from the high point really I like me greatly the walk that I did recommend it totally

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I climbed Illimani with Climbing South America, based in La Paz just last week and I can say this is a wonderful mountain to climb. Not technically very difficult but fairly exposed in certain areas. Even the drive from La Paz is an epic - some 3.5 hours to Pinaya, from there the usual 3 night 4 day ascent begins.... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Mount Illimani is a beautiful extinct stratovolcano, which overlooks the city of La Paz. Many legends have been dedicated to this mountain considered to be the guardian of the city. The mountain was first climbed in 1877. However, archaeological items found at the top, indicates a very early Aymara presence in the heights. The mountain itself has many peaks that... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We attempted Illimani after a month of trekking and climbing in Bolivia --- while we did not summit (conditions were tough and my conditioning was insufficient) we did make it to Nido de Condores and my partner got to about 5,800m on he mountain before turning back. The mountain is stunning. I am so happy we attempted this adventure and... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This stunning massif, is every bit impressive whether gazing out at if from La Paz or nestled into down-layers in a tent at high camp (the "Condor's Nest"). This climb is very difficult and one needs to be in very good physical condition, well-acclimated, and experienced with glacier travel and climbing at high altitude. If you are up for it,... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Among other peaks in Cordillera Real we climbed Illimani without use of agency's or guides, but we went around couple of them for information and maps, and one of them (I want name him) tried to persuade us that Illimani is not safe if not using guides and ofcourse tried to offer us his guide, he even gave us internet... More

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