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Kenneth.aloneOne of the better days of my life.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2006

Kenneth.alone

Absolutely, A gorgeous day! My friends and I stood and ate and drank here on this summit! Alone!
Posted Dec 2, 2007 3:42 am

Jessica LNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007
I have never experienced such strong winds (even in Chicago). It was very cold and the blowing snow gave me a nice facial. Otherwise, a very nice climb to my personal high.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 8:36 pm

MtnMagicRoute: Normal route  Sucess!

MtnMagic

Great views from this wonderful peak. We were the first in approximately two weeks to summit and had to slog through 20 cm of fresh snow to get to the top. Hard work at that altitude! Definitely worth the work though.
Posted Oct 12, 2007 3:19 pm

cristakhenormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

cristakhe

Nice route with good snow and ice. I like more Illimani Peak then other peaks in Bolivia because here are less people.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 6:49 am

tatramansummited and skied down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

tatraman

Perfect views from the whole route. we climbed the normal route and skied t down. spectacular climb and skiing to as low as 5100m. good snow conditions (though some places very icy). breathtaking mountain with a very strong atmosphere.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 7:17 am

Thomas Gurvieznormal route of Pico Sur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

Thomas Gurviez

Ascent in 3 days, thunderstorm during the night in the last camp at 5500 m
Great sunny but cold weather for the summit day, 100 m of very deep snow (about 1 meter) at about 5700 m, which made this part exhausting
The steep part at 6200 m was in icy conditions, ice screws necessary
Amazing views from the top to the Amazonia, Huayna Potosi and rest of Cordillera Real, altiplano up to the Sajama and Pomerape volcanoes, and to the ice-flutes and huge cornices of the Pico Central of Illimani
Posted Sep 21, 2007 3:51 pm

Grizz42Route Climbed: Normal
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Grizz42

A great climb. A cold climb until we hit the ridge, but then the wind picked up on the summit. It's now the highest I've ever been!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 7:31 pm

mbollinoNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2004

mbollino

Beautiful and surprisingly cold climb. The entire climb was in the shade until we hit the summit ridge a hundred meters below the summit. After warming ourselves on coco tea, we descended. We were there early in the season (maybe first up of the year) and had the mountain to ourselves which made for a great high mountain atmosphere.
Posted Feb 16, 2007 4:29 pm

phydeuxVery Enjoyable Climbing

phydeux

Did it with a guide service. Second favorite climb I've ever done after Aconcagua (since I/we arranged Aconcagua ourselves). Nice moderate technical climbing on the glacier, followed by that great walk to the summit at dawn. But geez, how can it be soooo cold that close to the equator!
Posted Oct 7, 2006 4:52 pm

esugiSummit Day to our selves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

esugi

Climbed from Nido de Condores in 6 1/2 hrs. Long and cold. Only technical part is the 60 degree slope where I used two tools to lead the group. Placed one picket and one screw for running belay. On descent, we rapped off. Only tricky because you have to cross a crevasse (not so solid snow bridge) at the base to get on this slope. Summit ridge was fantastic. Not exposed as some people made it out to be.

We had the entire high camp and summit day to our selves. It was fantastic. Personal high altitude for me.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 2:51 am

BergrotRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 25 Oct 2002  Sucess!

Bergrot

Long but easy climb. 6h from Nido de condores to the summit.

Great view of La Paz and the altiplano during the night ascent.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 11:47 am

thenewpassionRoute Climbed: Direct Date Climbed: 17-Spet-04  Sucess!

thenewpassion

It was a long haul, but we made the summit.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 10:17 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: summer 2001  Sucess!

Andinistaloco

One of the coldest climbs I've done. Frozen sunscreen, frozen food (nearly broke my front teeth on an apple up top), icy beard.



But incredible views!



p.s. If you're here, PLEASE don't hand out candy to the kids begging in the low villages.
Posted Sep 9, 2004 4:27 pm

ant morganRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

ant morgan

We climbed a more direct route, over the ice-cliffs. This was possible as it was earlier in the season
Posted May 4, 2004 9:32 pm

Pedro HauckRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: augost  Sucess!

Pedro Hauck

the most dificult moment is to get in the high camp. Here is about 1500 meters trek to get there from the base camp.
Posted Oct 20, 2003 10:53 pm

gilles debrayRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!
"Yeah !!! we made it, the highest we´ve ever been. Thanks a lot ... to Eulogio And Luis, you´re great guides. To Bolivian Journeys and its Managing Director Marco Soria ... you´re the best !. www.bolivianjourneys.org e-mail:boljour@ceibo.entelnet.bo"



Posted May 29, 2003 8:13 am

brandonRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: June 2002

brandon

What a slog!! But fun none the less, and amazing views of the north peak.
Posted Jul 13, 2002 7:39 am

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: June 15th 1998

Mathias Zehring

unfortunately after two weeks of fine weather at this day clouds came up and we had to turn around 50 m below the summit because of the storm. But nevertheless it was a great day at my highest - and most cold - mountain. The snow was very hard but you could walk very safely with crampons
Posted Jun 20, 2002 2:11 pm

El Tigre ValderramaRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: Summer 1999  Sucess!

El Tigre Valderrama

Very long but nonetheless very nice climb. Did it with Manolo Ventura and Gert-Jan Van Wijk on 9 hours since I was very out of shape.
Posted Jun 15, 2002 11:43 pm

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