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oliverkaltnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010

oliverkalt

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

astrobassman

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

DCcoug

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

Woodie HopperNormal Route, single day climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

Woodie Hopper

Started from base camp a little after 7am and bypassed high camp. Took about five hours from base camp to summit. Due to our late start, we had the mountain to ourselves and didn´t have a traffic jam on the ridge! Soft snow wasn´t a problem. Beautiful weather and views. Can´t complain about the weather on this trip so far.
Posted May 7, 2010 6:54 pm

Buthrakaurnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008
Not so many people like others describe, but definitely too many unprepared tourists which underestimate the mountain. It's not any hard climbing, but the altitude counts.. We had quite good weather until we get to summit then came clouds and snow shower so the descent wasn't nice at all...
Posted Mar 26, 2010 4:51 pm

bdynkinNobody on the route/mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007
Climbed with AlexeyD. Amazingly, saw nobody the entire summit day except when got back returend back to the hut. With nobody on the route it seemed like a large, complicated mountain and a bit serious mountain for our team of two.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 1:51 pm

GidoNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Gido

Summited on the moment that three climbers just fell of the westface. Fortunately they survived it. Nice summit ridge.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 9:06 am

bledlVia de los Franceses  Sucess!

bledl

Hiked up to Campo Argentino & camped there completely alone (all tourists stayed in the hut). Climbed Via de los franceses with Martin, Christoph & Markus. Climbed the whole route in best neve without unpacking the rope & traversed to the main summit. We were alone during the whole climb. One of the best routes I have climbed so far.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 6:39 pm

BLongOverclimbed!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

BLong

This peak is an over climbed tourist trap that sees between 20-35 mostly underprepared people attempt the summit a day. If you want an easy, accessible peak with an obvious track to the summit, hit up H.P.

I wished I spent my time climbing Condorirri.

See the TR here: http://www.summitpost.org/an-expedition-in-the-bolivian-andes/547342
Posted Aug 4, 2009 11:27 pm

mmcguiganNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

mmcguigan

Great climb with awesome views. About 20 people on the mountain but everyone was great.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 2:31 pm

Groundswellnormal route  Sucess!

Groundswell

normal route with Jon. We were 2nd and last party on mountain the whole time-way better than crowds!
Posted Mar 23, 2009 5:38 pm

punchlineTraffic Jam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

punchline

... at the top! On to Illimani
Posted Mar 13, 2009 7:19 am

ArchmNormal Route  Sucess!

Archm

Cold Night, very windy, temp -20c, I was happy to see the sun coming up!, great feeling bagging your first 6000er..
Posted Feb 3, 2009 6:19 pm

bellinghamclimbernormal route-Christmas Eve climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2008

bellinghamclimber

Since we did the climb during Bolivia's wet season, there were no other climbers on the peak anywhere, which was awesome. Foggy conditions until the sun broke through, and awesome summit views.
Posted Dec 24, 2008 6:28 pm

dpsiebertnormal route  Sucess!

dpsiebert

Climbed with AAI. Barely missed being taken out bt rock fall.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 5:09 am

HerbNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

Herb

My first 6.000 m peak! Great experience, although too many people on this mountain for my taste...
Beautiful views to the Altiplano, to Lake Titicaca and even to Sajama from the summit.
Had an incredible guide (Bernardo Guarachi from Andes Expediciones, he was the first Bolivian to climb Mt. Everest in 1998).
Posted Aug 5, 2008 9:21 am

photo61guyAnother Nice Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008
Nornal route was a walk-up, but I did feel the almost 20,000' elevation. Way too many people on the mountain was rather unenjoyable.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 12:26 pm

Nyle WaltonRe: Another Nice Day

Nyle Walton

When I climbed Huayna Potosi fifty years before you did, our party was practically the only group to climb it in 1958. Air travel has made this mountain much more accessible to many people who otherwise would never climb it.
Posted Apr 6, 2012 4:30 pm

johnmountaineeringGreat climb and company  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2008

johnmountaineering

We had a great time on Huayna Potosi. The trip was everything We had hoped it would be. Summitting was definitely the high point. Overall I thought the expedition and specially the guides were excellent,in my book you could not find a more qualified company, they`re the best in Bolivia...I personally recommend using www.bolivianjourneys.org for your next expedition...
Posted Jun 27, 2008 10:52 am

oddsverreHuayna Potosi
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

oddsverre

Had to turn.
Posted Apr 27, 2008 10:46 am

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