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squick14hr Night Flight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013


Had a flight out of La Paz the next morning and decided to get this before leaving, so had supper and then jumped in a taxi. Arrived at the base of the mountain around 10 and set off for the summit. Waited at one of the refuges for an hour until other people got up then headed up ahead of them and arrived just after sunrise. Back down at the bottom by 10 and made my flight with time to spare but very tired!
Posted Oct 1, 2013 6:26 am

alishaNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012


Nice climb, but too many people.
Posted Jun 15, 2013 4:14 pm

whatdoIknownormal route  Sucess!


It was a nice climb
Posted May 28, 2013 11:04 am

jswitzkyFirst (and only) 6,000m peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2001
Highest point thus far on resume. Beautiful seeing the sun rise over the amazon basin to the east. Spectacular summit!
Posted Aug 12, 2012 1:43 pm

starybaranNormal Route  Sucess!
Very nice aclimatization peak. Cca 4,5 h up, 1,5 h down. I prefer to start late, you could have a summit for yourself.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 2:13 pm

swamytough climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012


Yay !! the guide was pushy and kept wanting to turn around several times. I had to beg, argue, etc but finally made it to the top in about 6.5 hrs.
Posted May 28, 2012 9:54 am

nbaisburdFan and fast  Sucess!


SP member and myself climbed it in one go from La Paz a taxi to base camp and made the summit a few hours later.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 6:15 pm

cabouckaert1Fun Mountain  Sucess!


Climbed with 7 friends via the normal route. Reasonably long but not too difficult. Not very technical but some impressive crevaces to cover! Amazing sunrise on the summit and view over La Paz!
Posted Oct 15, 2011 11:04 am

andre hangaardA great day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

andre hangaard

Me and my friend Mark van Gessel (HOL) spent three days in the majestetic presence of Huyana Potosi. Base camp in the nice and clean "Casa Blanca" refugio and the second night at the "Rock camp". Very well aclimatized we enjoyed the normal route in excellent conditions. Left the high camp at 02:15 and summited at 07:15. Only three more parties on the move that night/day.
Originallly our plan was to camp at Camp Argentino but were adviced not to do that due to the risk of theft while leaving gear behind...
Posted Sep 8, 2011 5:05 pm

bighornmonkey6000M dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Left La Paz in the morning. There is a 6:00am bus from El Alto (1 block from Plaza Ballivian). Arrived at the trailhead around 7:30am and decided to go for the summit that same day...so we stashed the overnight gear in the rocks and pushed on. Passed by the high altitude hut at 9:30am and reached the summit at 2:00pm. So a TRAILHEAD TO SUMMIT in 5h45min. It pays to be well acclimated! 8th 6000M peak this summer!
Posted Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am

bruno baschungnormal routye  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

bruno baschung

Nice climbb with BERSPECHTE group. Route is quite interesting, temperature a bit cold. I got 6106m on top with GPS.

Posted Jul 30, 2011 5:10 pm

monkeypikeStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2002


Perfect weather, great views, only a couple of others on the mountain, so a really enjoyable few days.
Posted Jul 10, 2011 10:32 am

eferesenNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011


It was great day to climb. I was the last in group to summit. Was having a slow day
Posted Jun 12, 2011 2:40 pm

etai1016k peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2008


nothing much more to add
Posted Dec 17, 2010 12:56 pm

IdesMy first ascent of my life...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2002


Very tiring: no food or drink during the whole ascent/descent. Obviously I was a complete beginner. Moreover, the guides had too short ropes, so we had to climb the last ice wall in many times. But nevertheless an unforgettable experience.
Posted Oct 20, 2010 7:57 am

rggNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009


Good conditions, it was cold, but not too cold, and hardly any wind. Unfortunately we had no views on the summit itself, but the clouds opened up nicely on the way down.

Several other groups climbed the mountain on that day, and as far as I know, all made it to the summit.
Posted Oct 14, 2010 9:52 am

thexcatSo close
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010


Don't like to sign logs unless I summit, but I'll make an exception here. 2 day climb with Ulf and guide Eulogio (great guide, but doesnt speak english). We made it to the ridge, ~50-100m from the summit and turned around. Ulf didn't like the exposure and I was relieved we were turning around - though I regret not pushing him to the summit! I hope to return one day.
Posted Sep 8, 2010 11:08 pm

oliverkaltnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010


Beautiful sunrise at the summit. After having stomach problems the day before and while hiking to the refugio I was a bit worried, but it all worked out nicely. Great mountain! It seemed to be the only summit with crowds near La Paz.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 2:43 pm

astrobassmanShit Show  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2010


We stumbled into the high refugio late afternoon and climbed to the summit the next day. Lots of tourists up there from all over the world made for good conversations at the hut. Most knew nothing about climbing mountains and made the experience kind of amusing to me, but I´ll hand it to them because a lot of them got to the summit.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 2:57 pm

DCcougSuper Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010


Ok, maybe HP can get a little crowded but the views are incredible, the summit ridge is awesome and the mountain is simply a great experience! Went with Eduardo Unzueta a Chamonix trained guide out of La Paz - he was super in every respect and even suggested an alternate route which helped me get to the summit when the altitude was beginning to have an effect on me. Strongly recommend both Eduardo & Huayna Potosi!
Posted Jun 15, 2010 9:59 am

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