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Huayna Potosi

Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #4 of 45 Attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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

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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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I spent three days and two nights on Huayna Potosi and I could not fault Climbing South America. The guide (I think his name was Mercardio) was fantastic, very patient and knowldegable. The equipment was high quality (I borrowed nearly everything). I originally wanted to join a group however as it was low season this was not possible and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My friend and I spoke to a few agencies in La Paz, and following our chat with Adolpho (from Afolpho Andino) we decided that we would go with his company on a 3 day trek. It wasn't until we got back to WiFi and searched his name that we came across the poor reviews. We were disappointed, but felt that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

This comment is a review of a Huyana Potosí-agency. The first good thing about Altitude 6000 is that the give one price  - not a base price where 2 or 3 costs ared added if you want a comfortable Climbing - because they want to give you a good experience - so they provide what is needed for that. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I just returned from my 3-day Huayna Potosi trek. It was my first 6.000m mountain and I can highly recommend it to anyone who loves trekking and spectacular views. I am still feeling the rush of adrenaline and endorphine ... To help you out, which agency to choose, as there are a lots out there - I visited several ones... More 

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