Chacaltaya Climber's Log

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Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Feb 7, 2019 4:42 am

Chacaltaya  Sucess!

A short ascent up to 5000 m to aclimatising


steved - Apr 20, 2017 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2016

A warm up  Sucess!

Did this as a warm up for Huayna Potosi, hiked to the old ski lodge & parking lot at 5300 metres, camped and summited the next day, suprisingly great views.


Walkoutnow - Jul 12, 2016 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Worth the trip  Sucess!

Road up was a bit eventful.. Nice day. Thin air. Good few hours of acclimatization getting ready for Condoriri range. Absolutely great views of Huayna Potosi.


rocky29oct - Jul 12, 2015 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015

Nice acclimatization Hike  Sucess!

Nice acclimatization Hike to get ready for some 6000 meter peaks...


boisedoc - Aug 17, 2014 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014

great way to acclimate  Sucess!

like most everyone else, our crew drove up to the lodge from La Paz and did the short hike to the summit. Great views of Huayna Potosi


cabouckaert1 - Oct 15, 2011 11:07 am

Acclimatisation Trip  Sucess!

Took a bus to the chalet and then the short walk to the top. Cold and windy but nice views and good acclimatisation.


DiverDave - Oct 2, 2011 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2011

Chacaltaya  Sucess!

Second trip to the top for me; significantly less snow than on my previous visit in March 2003. 1.1 miles round trip from refuge (17234 feet) to summit (17703 feet).


BLong - Jul 24, 2011 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Good acclimatization  Sucess!

I enjoyed this cruiser peak as an acclimatization hike before getting farther into the mountains. I wish we could have spent more time up top, although we did the trip as an organized tour, so it was a bit rushed. See the TR here:

Igor Czs

Igor Czs - Jun 8, 2011 10:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 1995

very high slog!  Sucess!

My very first high altittude ascent.Prior to start the ice climbing schol. Some of the group stayed at the first false summit after the hut.Note...there are 3 our 4 false tops until the very top of Chacaltaya (100 elevation gain from the hut), and its a large plataform with a small apacheta (markstone). Made it with my friend Renato. I will try to post this pic.
The Best for aclimatize!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jun 1, 2011 11:50 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Acclimatization  Sucess!

Hiked up with my guide, Eduardo Mamani, two days after leaving Denver. Windy, with great views, particularly of HP. If you want to save $, take a bus, but don't go all the way to the top parking lot if you want to get the most out of your hike for acclimatization. You can get lunch in the old lodge.


mjp20k - May 15, 2011 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1995

Triple play  Sucess!

Summitted in 1995, 1998, and 2003 as acclimatization hikes for bigger climbs


rgg - Nov 9, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2009

The easiest over 5000 peak  Sucess!

... but at that time, still my highest one.
Great views!


thexcat - Sep 8, 2010 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2010

From the parking lot  Sucess!

Hiked from parking lot w/ Ulf and Konrad. Warmup for Huayna Potosi. Great views. My first 5000m+ peak


PAROFES - Jul 20, 2010 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2009

and again  Sucess!

the next day, taking some friends with me. better weather that day i have to say!


PAROFES - Jul 20, 2010 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009

to start  Sucess!

a good day...easy. Started walking from the road at 4.700m. 2 hours to the summit.

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