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Huayna Potosi

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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Be aware of what you're letting yourself in for

My boyfriend and I are keen Trekkers and always up for a challenge, however for Huanya potosi - we didn't fully envisage the challenge ahead of us until there was no turning back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I are keen Trekkers and always up for a challenge, however for Huanya potosi - we didn't fully envisage the challenge ahead of us until there was no turning back. Don't let 'climb the easiest 6000m+' fool you - it's seriously tough! We went with Huayna Potosi company and whilst their USP is that they own their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

First of all: it was really hard! If you´re thinking about climbing Huayna Potosi, be aware of the fact that you need to be healthy and fit, even more in rain season cause there is a lot of snow and it makes walking even harder! But: we made it, even though we had zero mountaineering experience, so it IS doable!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We did it with this office and it was a good expérience for us. It depends only of the guide. The equipment was a little bit old but safe It was cheaper than the other agencies But take care; you really have to be fit and in good healt for doing it! It's not easy! But It's amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Amazing place. We did it with Altitude 6000 agency. The best in La Paz. Our group was the only one to reach the summit thanks to our guides - Juancho and Willie. All the others 20 people turned back half way even if there was no danger ahead. And the food...we had hamburger and french fries at 5100 m alt.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was at a conference on Hypoxia organised by the Zubeita university,La Paz, Bolivia. We met Dr.Hugo at this meeting who invited us to his centre at Huayna . He was great in providing us the equipment and putting us up for the night at his refuge.He drove us from La Paz in the dark night ,we were quite reluctant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went with Doctor Hugo Berrios - Refugio Huayna Potosi. http://www.huayna-potosi.com/indexingles.html Their first shelter is located at 4750m with their 2nd (Summit Attempt Shelter) located at 5300m, which is around 150-200mhigher than the other high shelters. This is definitely and advantage for the summit. This is a great trip and fantastic value for money, would definitely recommend Refugio Huayna Potosi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went with huayna potosi refugee. Equipment was a bit old but in ok condition. Was lots of snow and first day was practicing on climbing glaciers. And second day went to second camp. Was not ready for this weather conditions and altitude sickness. From 9 people 2 made it to the top. Will came back in better time of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I climbed Huayana Potasi with Altitude 6000 and made it to the top...just. Having zero mountaineering experience I struggled a great deal with the thin air and freezing temperatures, but our great quides made the accent possible. A good guide really is essential for this climb as local area knowledge of crevasses and conditions is needed for a safe accent.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Went with All Transport Tours, for the 3 day. Paid around 700 I think. Amazing scenery. Top guide. Tough climb, the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but praise God, I summited the 6088m successfully. Go for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Been said that is one of the easiest 6000m doesn't mean it's easy! It will probably be the hardest thing you will ever do. Challenging yourself to go up to the top even if you're tired, freezing, feel weak or nautiaus, out of breath or have an headache due to altitude and at one point you realise one false step... More 

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