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Huayna Potosi

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #5 of 47 attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Where do you have the opportunity to climb a mountain over 6000 meters without needing to be an expert? And for around €100? Consider talking the 3 days tour so you can get used to the altitude. On the day of our hike, everyone who took a 3 day tour with any agency made it to the summit. The first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We booked with A6000 because of the tripadvisor reviews, they are more expensive but attempting to go up 6000meters we didn't want to take any chances. Have to say the guides and the food were excellent. We did three days cost 1400 each. Everyone we saw try two days turned back around 5500metres, staying one night at 4700meters makes a... More

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Bocholt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Note that I am not the most sporty person I really wanted to add a 6000 plus mountain on my list of things I have done on my travel. Together with some friends we went so visit some agencies in La Paz and decided to go with Climbing South America. Which turned out to be a great choice. The help... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I climbed this mountain with altitud 6000m. Meant to be the easiest 6000metre mountain which doesn't mean it is easy. We had 13 in our group and 5 didn't make it. This was mainly because of altitude sickness but one person didn't make it because he got too cold. It was very cold so make sure you attempted it with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved the climb of Huayna Potosi (pronounced Why Anna Poe Toe See). The key is picking the right guide... There were other groups on the mountain but I am so glad I had our group... Hey had the best gear (even monitored our blood oxygen levels). That being said I saw a few others that really were all business...... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Waehrend der vier Tage am Illimani hat alles reibungslos und puenktlich geklappt. Besonderes Lob gebuehrt der reichhaltigen und guten Verpflegung / 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. Besten Dank an den perfekten Fuehrer Juancho / Special thanks to the perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Huayna Potosi was the hardest physical thing I did in my life. Indeed you don't need alpinism skill but the hike is really intense in the snow even with my Canadian skills. It was hard to breath. Hopefully I don't have altitude sickness at all from what I experimented but the breathing is really hard. Be in good shape, well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My gf (0 mountaineering experience) and I (some) Just did it with the 3 days tour from Altitude 6000 Even though we were a large group (15 climbers +8 guides), the experience was amazing The gear provided was in great condition, and adapted to the climb (incl very good sleeping bags) Logistic was top notch, bus, food (great quantity and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The trek is beautiful, its a shame the whole experience was ruined because of the horrible night before the climb. As amount of people was about twice bigger than the amount of mattresses, we slept almost one on another. It wouldn't be a big deal in low altitude, however the refugio is located at 5300m where it is not easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had 12 cm fresh snow when started the hike from high camp at 1:00 a.m.. I didn't make the summit -it seemed futile, turned back at 5600M. 20% of the group made the summit - Kudos Summiters!

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