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Best guides in Bolivia!!

Postby Marcelo Medeiros » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:10 pm

Would like to climb in Bolivia and would like to know about the guides.
Any opinions would be welcome.
Thanks :D
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Postby Andino » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:46 pm

I highly recommend an agency called Alberth Bolivia. They are based in La Paz (Illampu 773)
Talk to Juan, he speaks English.

You can ask for Porfirio as a guide, and Efrain as a cook.
This agency is really reliable and cheaper than the others.
We hike through Cordillera Real and climbed Huayna Potosi, in very safe conditions, good food, and excellent atmsophere.

Enjoy !
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Postby Marcelo Medeiros » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:56 am

Thanks for you all!!!!!
Hope to get there soon

Have good climbs!!!!
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Postby Andino » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:55 pm

If it can help, you can check the page I made recently about the Cordillera Real.
Enjoy and let us know how it went :wink:
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Postby Pedro Hauck » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:22 pm

precisa de um que fala portugues?
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Bolivian Mountains.com

Postby Nigel Lewis » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:47 pm

We used 'Bolivian Mountains' and if I went back I would use them again.

My trip report is here
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/2 ... -Real.html

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Postby Haliku » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:35 pm

I'm gathering some beta for a trip to Bolivia in May. I've reviewed the info on this thread so far--good stuff!

What is the condition of the Refugio at Huayna Potosi? Worth it or bring a tent?

I don't want a guide but I do want reliable 4x4 transport while in Bolivia. Are there any recommendations for a transport provider? Ideally I’d like to run the transport and any porters/mule needs through one agency—is this possible or should I plan to arrange mules etc at the start of each climb?

Cheers!
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Postby Archm » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:34 pm

used bolivian mountains, last summer, and I'd use them again, wouldn't think twice
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The best mountaineering company in Bolivia

Postby johnmountaineering » Fri May 22, 2009 12:13 am

We used Bolivian Journey's services. The overall experience was acceptable. The logistics were handled very well and the guides were exceptional. I would use them again if the opportunity presents itself. By the way, the mountains are spectacular!!
www.bolivianjourneys.org :D
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Re: The best mountaineering company in Bolivia

Postby fossana » Fri May 22, 2009 2:45 am

johnmountaineering wrote:We used Bolivian Journey's services. The overall experience was acceptable. The logistics were handled very well and the guides were exceptional. I would use them again if the opportunity presents itself. By the way, the mountains are spectacular!!
www.bolivianjourneys.org :D


The only gripe I had with them was they gave us super thin sleeping pads for the high camp on the glacier. Check before you head out if they're supplying gear. Other than that, competent and friendly guides.
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Postby BLong » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:32 pm

I used two different guide services while In Bolivia.
Adolofo Andino - I Do NOT Recommend Using Them
Bolivia Mountains - Excellent all around.

I just added a trip report that gives contact info for B.M. It also talks about availability of local gear, and our acclimatization, trekking, and mountaineering in Bolivia.
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