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Huayna Potosi

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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Climbing South America

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Huayna Potosi is a beautiful climb. If you are in good shape and acclimated, you are going to have a blast! For a 6,000 meter peak, the climb is not difficult. Even if it is your first time in crampons and a harness, you can summit. Hydration and good physical condition are key. Take the time to choose a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I took 3 days/2 nights. The organization was good. Nothing went wrong. Good gear, good food, good guides. please note that this is not an agency but the operator (which is better). Located just by Hostal Gloria. Strongly recommend!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Travel Tracks - Worst company in La Paz Today we were suppose to go on the Huanya Potosi Trek with Travel Tracks, but unfortunately our plans went the wrong way - thanks to Traval Tracks. We were told to arrive at the company office at 9 am and we got there on time as scheduled, but the company's representatives were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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