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Huayna Potosi

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Climbing South America are really kind, classy, and helpful. Any question I asked they helped me with and in a way that was very open and wonderful!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Huayna Potosi is an incredibly difficult, but rewarding experience. By the way, this is not the easiest 6000 meter mountain. If you want the easiest 6K mountain, head to Arequipa, Peru and climb Chachani--definitely easier than Huayna Potosi. Andres was an outstanding guide and he knew enough English to guide us through the journey to summit and back. He also... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Do it! Unbelievably challenging but so rewarding. An experience you'll never forget. Listen to your body and be careful with the altitude: definitely recommend the 3 day trip vs the 2 day trip to give yourself more time to acclimatize (and you get to ice climb). Do it with Climbing South America!

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La Paz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

whether Huayna Potosi is the easiest 6000m summit to be climbed in Bolivia can be discussed. But i was overwhelmed by the beauty of its ascent ! We did the climb with "andean ascents" which provided an excellent guide (Cecilio) who was patient and i felt really safe with him, food was great, I was also surprised by the new... More

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Verona, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great experience. Harsh environment and not at all simple. Be tackled with the right preparation and mountaineering equipment. Useful to rely on local guides who know all how to behave in this environment. Not recommended for people who do not have regular physical activity, and who has not made a minimum of acclimatization to the altitude. Easy climb in a... More

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Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Huayna Potosi has 6.088 meters and is a great mountain to the ones that want to climb up their first 6.000 meters mountain. It is considered the easiest 6.000 m peak if climbed by its regular east face route. Beautiful place!

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Legit, this was the hardest thing I have ever done. BUT completely worth it with the right guide. Pedro is THE MAN! I seriously owe him for one of the most memorable experiences of my life. He really knows what he is doing, cares about you as a customer, and is simply a great guy! Couldn't ask for more for... More

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Balkanabat, Balkan, Turkmenistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As with most cases, this was our first "big" mountain summit and the mountain itself is a beauty, especially if it just snowed heavily (although then it will be a tough if not un-advisable attempt). We went with Altitud 6000 and will write a separate, more detailed, review on them versus Bolivian Mountain Guides whom I went with on all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just returned from a three day trip with Altitud6000. The whole trip was a great experience made even better by the great food and guides provided. Would advise doing the 3 day trip to allow for acclimatisation, plus on the first day you get taught climbing techniques which were great fun but hardly needed for the actual climb. Completely accessible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

laurenrdw posts: 1 reviews: 1 Save this Post 8. Re: Bolivian Mountain Guides -Good or bad? today, 23:47 We have recently returned from a trip to Huayna Potosi and had an amzing experience with Bolivian Mountain Guides. Our tour guide was called Pedro and he was extremely knowledgeable about the route and about the trek/climb. He had perfect english and... More

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