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Huayna Potosi

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #5 of 47 Attractions in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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La Paz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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Sudamericano por el mundo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Where do you have the opportunity to climb a mountain over 6000 meters without needing to be an expert? And for around €100? Consider talking the 3 days tour so you can get used to the altitude. On the day of our hike, everyone who took a 3 day tour with any agency made it to the summit. The first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We booked with A6000 because of the tripadvisor reviews, they are more expensive but attempting to go up 6000meters we didn't want to take any chances. Have to say the guides and the food were excellent. We did three days cost 1400 each. Everyone we saw try two days turned back around 5500metres, staying one night at 4700meters makes a... More

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Bocholt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Note that I am not the most sporty person I really wanted to add a 6000 plus mountain on my list of things I have done on my travel. Together with some friends we went so visit some agencies in La Paz and decided to go with Climbing South America. Which turned out to be a great choice. The help... More

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