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Bolivia Mountain Guides- Summer 2015

Hello everbody,
I am planning to visit Bolivia and planning to climb Pequena Alpamayo, Huana Potosi and either Sajama or Parincota. I looked on online for some guide companies and was wondering if any body has any experience with boliviamountain guides (http://www.bolivianmountainguides.com) or Bolivia Mountains (http://www.bolivianmountains.com) or Bolivian Journeys (http://www.bolivianjourneys.org).

I am just one person and looking ...
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Illiniza Norte, Cotopaxi and Chimbo

So I had to cancel my Aconcagua plans (long story) but I now find myself living in Colombia for a bit and have the next 3 weeks free.

Looking to hit up Ecuador and climb these 3 mountains. I have done zero cardio for about 3 months but on the plus side I have been living around 1500-2000m for that time (Mexico City and Medellin). I am wanting to do the first two climbs and ...
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Suggestions for Bolivian peaks?

What's a fun peak that is fairly accessible from La Paz? 6000m+ would be nice but not the end of the world if it is not. Huayna Potosi seems like the logical choice but not sure if my wife will enjoy the exposure of the summit ridge. Any other recommendations?
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Can I do Parinacota in Jan or is it better starting May?


I'm just a hiker with limited winter experience and I was thinking going to Bolivia and try climb Parinacota (with a guide from http://www.bolivianjourneys.org/ after some acclimatization, say doing a trekking tour "Cordillera Real Fast").

Weather wise it looks like this:

http://www.meoweather.com/history/Chile ... l?units=c#

Although the guide (Marco Soria) says only some rain might happen in Jan (not too cold, not bellow ...
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Aconcagua Aymara Dorm Beds - Anyone used or seen them?

I'm planning a trip up the Aconcagua Normal route,
through Confluencia & PdM, for the 2015-16 season using Aymara's logistical services.
In addition to their dinning tents, they list having dorm beds available at these camps.
These are described as structural tents with bunk beds and carpeted floors.
They also advertise prepackaged meals for high camps.
Has anyone seen or used these facilities or the prepackaged meals and able to comment on them?
Any other ...
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Cordillera Blanca Expedition Costs?

Howdy folks~

I'm in the preliminary phases of planning a month long expedition to the Blanca. I'm looking for a little advice (ballpark #'s of course) on the costs of hiring cooks, mules and arrieros. We (party of 2, just my lovely wife and I) plan on spending a week + in the Ishinca valley and another week climbing either Chopicalqui or Artesonraju. I know that the variables are unlimited, so I'm just looking to ...
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Aconcagua Advice

Hi Everyone!

I'm planning to climb Aconcaugua via the Polish Direct route but i'm having trouble picking a company to go with due to reviews online.

Can anyone recommend a company that is known to be good/provide a good service?

I have read that Daniel Alessio runs a tight ship but I can't seem to find much info to back that up.

Some other ones I have come across include:

http://www.fieldtouringalpine.com ...
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Looking for Climbing Partner (Ojos Del Salado, Nov end).

Hello Climbers!

I'm interested in making an attempt on Ojos Del Salado from the Chilean side around End of November (Last of Nov + First Week of Dec). This is part of a massive road trip I'm doing from California to Ushuaia so I have my own 4 wheel transportation that we can use. I'm currently in Argentina (Buenos Aires) and will be heading towards Chile soon. I'm a 25yo male from India who is ...
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Hola amigos

Anyone have a source for information on this peak? Any sudamericano climbing books cover it? Anyone know much about it's ascent history?


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Oggioni Pass route, Torres del Paine

Has anyone done this variation on the Paine circuit? It sounds fantastic, but I'd like to get a bit more info (like, a map :)). Thanks in advance!

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