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matthias.pabstNormal Route in Summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2014

matthias.pabst

Mixed conditions in Bolivian Summer. First night was light rain into the morning but cleared up before the ascent to high camp started. Started walking at 0200 not too cold but a bit windy. Started snowing a bit later, but got great views from top.
Posted Apr 14, 2014 5:52 pm

ChrisJahn Normal Route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009

ChrisJahn

Gorgeous mountain with much to offer. Jaw dropping West face as seen from the road to Condoriri is something to behold. The North on a clear day is spectacular if you are on Tarija or Pequeno Alpamayo. East face or French route is stark and elegant. The normal route is usually crowded and problems arise on the summit ridge. Late in the season there is rockfall danger from the ridge and traversing below it should be early and fast.
Posted Jan 9, 2014 2:33 pm

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

squick

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

alisha

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

whatdoIknownormal route  Sucess!

whatdoIknow

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

swamy

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!

nbaisburd

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!

cabouckaert1

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

bighornmonkey

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

LSGood conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

LS

Climbed as a "daytrip" from La Paz together with SP'er nbaisburd. See trip report, GPS track and photos at my blog Distantpeak
Posted Aug 3, 2011 5:00 pm

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.

Bruno BASCHUNG
Posted Jul 30, 2011 5:10 pm

monkeypikeStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2002

monkeypike

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

eferesen

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

etai101

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

sedibaldMy 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

rgg

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

thexcat

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

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