Huayna Potosi (6088m) 3 days Experienced and non experienced climbers
Experienced & non experienced climbers
When ever you decide to climb a 6000 you must have a period of acclimatization on you. You must stay for at least 6 days above 3500m. It is the most important thing for when you plan to cross the 5000m barrier.
Huayna Potosí is one of the most accessible six thousands we have near La Paz, its proximity makes it absolutely affordable. It is not a technical mountain for what it is suited for non experienced climbers. Two walls one 50m high(45°) and another 250m high(50°) which will be probably the toughest challenge.
Equipment? You don’t have to worry about equipment!!! You can even come wearing shorts and t-shirts. We will dress you up. We will provide you all the technical equipment, high mountain clothing, camping gear + guide, assistant, meals and transportation.
1st day .- 08:00 a.m. Meeting time at our office in La Paz.
10:00 a.m. We’ll arrive at the base of Huayna Potosí-4720m.
02:00 p.m. After lunch, we will start walking up to the old glacier. 45 min. walk and we will get all the training we need on ice climbing. 2 hours climbing different walls, (15,20,30 m high) for us to get used to ice climbing.
2nd day .-09:00 p.m. We will start walking up to the high camp-5200m. 2 ½ hours using our normal trekking boots. We will stay at a refuge exactly at the point where snow begins.
Afternoon to take it easy. You will need to save energies for the final ascent.
05 :30 p.m. Early dinner. You will have an early dinner because on the next day the guide will wake you up at 1 in the morning to start the final ascent.
3rd day .- 01:00 a.m. The guide will wake you up to start walking up to the summit. Now you will be wearing plastic boots, crampons and harnesses. The guide will go ahead and the climbers will be roped to him. After 45 min of slow walk we will get to the first difficulty, a wall 50 mts high which will be climbed in about 30 min. Note that we will take three times more than the time the guide normally would use to climb it if he did it alone.
04:00 a.m. We will get to the second difficulty, a wall 250 m high winch will be climbed in 2 ½ hrs. We get normally to the summit between 06:30 a.m. and 07:00 a.m. The view you will get from the top will just blow out your mind.
07:15 a.m. We will start our way down. We do rappel to go down the walls and we will get to the base about 10:30. We will rest for a while until lunch is ready.
02:00 p.m. After lunch, drive back to La Paz. 03:30 p.m. Arrive in your Hotel.
*Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.
With 2 days notice.
18 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 2 people)
2 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, sleeping bag, Plastic boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, head lamp, jacket, trousers, gloves, balaclava, fleece, underpants, private transport La Paz – Starting point – La Paz, meals 2 B- 3L- 2D, 1 certified guide every 2 people.
*Walking sticks, *sun glasses, purification pills, water, *water bottle, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-50 Bs, tips..
YOUR PARTNER GOT ILL AND YOU HAVE TO COME BACK WITH HER/HIM JUST BEFORE GETTING TO THE TOP?
Make sure you’ll make it!
For 60 usd extra we can send an extra guide with the group so that if your partner gets ill, you will continue with the extra guide straight to the top
English Speaking guide or translator (additional 60 usd to be paid by the whole group, not per person) when ever we have one request for English Speaking guide or translator, the rest of the group will pay for it.
PORTERS, MULES, DONKEYS?
You just have to bring what is needed for the programme in a 60 lt. rucksack. You must empty your big bag because you will carry your own climbing equipment like the plastic boots, crampons etc. If you want to bring extra luggage or a person to carry the equipment for you (10 kg. weight limit), you will have to hire a porter at an extra cost.
Our guide is the cook at the same time
Big meals are breakfast and dinner. We provide massive sandwiches for lunch though.
You must bring only what is needed for the Tour
WHAT TO BRING?
Check out the “Things you need to bring” section
Adequate Climbing insurance is essential. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a “SHORT TERM INSURANCE FROM OUR COMPANY”
1 PAX 7800 Bs P/DAY P/PERSON
2 PAX + 500 Bs P/DAY P/ PERSON
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