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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Challenging, exciting & rewarding climb up HP (with High Camp Lodge)

An excellent experience for my first 6000m climb with High Camp Lodge (more on them later). The climb itself is a real thing of beauty and I would recommend doing the 2 day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent experience for my first 6000m climb with High Camp Lodge (more on them later). The climb itself is a real thing of beauty and I would recommend doing the 2 day option. Starting at 4800m it is roughly a 3 hour climb to basecamp at 5200m. At basecamp, you get a very early night and start an exciting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a spectacular experience. We had spent the weeks prior acclimatising in sucre, the salt flats and la paz. We took diamox and this is still an incredibly difficult climb with the altitude despite being one of the 'easiest' 6000m summits. We booked through TravelAccess for the 3 day, 2 night climb. (Ps TravelTracks is a different company now... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Dr. Hugo was incredibly helpful. This was the cheapest company that provided the best service. The guides were wonderful and made me feel safe the whole time. Some of the gear was a bit old, but it all worked wonderfully. The weather was fine, but not great. Then again, we did go at the wrong time of year. Despite this,... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I took the drive up from La Paz and it was spectacular. The weather was excellent and I got lots of great photos. Well worth the trip.

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went twice, both times with the agency Climbing South America and guide Julio. The first time I went in 3 days, and the 2nd time in 2. Julio was very professional, very helpful, and definitely knew his stuff. He is an international mountain guide as well, so if something had gone wrong, he would be qualified to deal with... More 

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Hoornaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We planned a week in Bolivia with friends to climb the Huayna Potosi. We booked with altitud 6000. As preparation to acclimatise we did the pico Austria in two days, being 5300 meters this give you and the guides a good idea if you can do the extra 700+ to the top of the Potosi. Before you go up they... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great mountain to challenge yourself! I thought I was gonna die multiple times but getting to the summit was the best feeling ever. I went with Climbing South America and although it is a little bit more expensive than other companies I highly recommend them to have a shot to the summit. Our guide Andres was great, he knew the... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Mountains are amazing and you should go their if you can! But; Be Aware that this is not easy easy clkmbing. Er are Talking about >6000m. Many of the Tour agencies Care Less about your Fitness and capabilities, which will eventually decide if you can make it and if you can enjoy it! They Care more about Selling as... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went up here for the tour of the mines, but the views were even better than the mine tour! Be sure to bring your own snacks, water, and take a bathroom break beforehand, because this place is not quite ready for tourists!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

CSA made the trip unforgetable. You can check out the gear at their office and they are very helpful when problems occur. The driver Enrique provides you with tasty food the day you return. Most important, with Augustin we had a friendly and patient guide, who made the summit possible. When planning Huayna Potosi, go with CSA and Augustin

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