Huayna Potosi Climber's Log

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squick - Oct 1, 2013 6:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013

14hr Night Flight  Sucess!

Had a flight out of La Paz the next morning and decided to get this before leaving, so had supper and then jumped in a taxi. Arrived at the base of the mountain around 10 and set off for the summit. Waited at one of the refuges for an hour until other people got up then headed up ahead of them and arrived just after sunrise. Back down at the bottom by 10 and made my flight with time to spare but very tired!


alisha - Jun 15, 2013 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012

Normal Route  Sucess!

Nice climb, but too many people.


whatdoIknow - May 28, 2013 11:04 am

normal route  Sucess!

It was a nice climb

jswitzky - Aug 12, 2012 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2001

First (and only) 6,000m peak  Sucess!

Highest point thus far on resume. Beautiful seeing the sun rise over the amazon basin to the east. Spectacular summit!

starybaran - Aug 6, 2012 2:13 pm

Normal Route  Sucess!

Very nice aclimatization peak. Cca 4,5 h up, 1,5 h down. I prefer to start late, you could have a summit for yourself.


swamy - May 28, 2012 9:54 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012

tough climb  Sucess!

Yay !! the guide was pushy and kept wanting to turn around several times. I had to beg, argue, etc but finally made it to the top in about 6.5 hrs.


nbaisburd - Dec 13, 2011 6:15 pm

Fan and fast  Sucess!

SP member and myself climbed it in one go from La Paz a taxi to base camp and made the summit a few hours later.


cabouckaert1 - Oct 15, 2011 11:04 am

Fun Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed with 7 friends via the normal route. Reasonably long but not too difficult. Not very technical but some impressive crevaces to cover! Amazing sunrise on the summit and view over La Paz!

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Sep 8, 2011 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

A great day  Sucess!

Me and my friend Mark van Gessel (HOL) spent three days in the majestetic presence of Huyana Potosi. Base camp in the nice and clean "Casa Blanca" refugio and the second night at the "Rock camp". Very well aclimatized we enjoyed the normal route in excellent conditions. Left the high camp at 02:15 and summited at 07:15. Only three more parties on the move that night/day.
Originallly our plan was to camp at Camp Argentino but were adviced not to do that due to the risk of theft while leaving gear behind...


bighornmonkey - Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

6000M dayhike  Sucess!

Left La Paz in the morning. There is a 6:00am bus from El Alto (1 block from Plaza Ballivian). Arrived at the trailhead around 7:30am and decided to go for the summit that same we stashed the overnight gear in the rocks and pushed on. Passed by the high altitude hut at 9:30am and reached the summit at 2:00pm. So a TRAILHEAD TO SUMMIT in 5h45min. It pays to be well acclimated! 8th 6000M peak this summer!

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jul 30, 2011 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

normal routye  Sucess!

Nice climbb with BERSPECHTE group. Route is quite interesting, temperature a bit cold. I got 6106m on top with GPS.



monkeypike - Jul 10, 2011 10:32 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2002

Standard Route  Sucess!

Perfect weather, great views, only a couple of others on the mountain, so a really enjoyable few days.


eferesen - Jun 12, 2011 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Normal Route  Sucess!

It was great day to climb. I was the last in group to summit. Was having a slow day


etai101 - Dec 17, 2010 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2008

6k peak  Sucess!

nothing much more to add


Ides - Oct 20, 2010 7:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2002

My first ascent of my life...  Sucess!

Very tiring: no food or drink during the whole ascent/descent. Obviously I was a complete beginner. Moreover, the guides had too short ropes, so we had to climb the last ice wall in many times. But nevertheless an unforgettable experience.


rgg - Oct 14, 2010 9:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

Normal Route  Sucess!

Good conditions, it was cold, but not too cold, and hardly any wind. Unfortunately we had no views on the summit itself, but the clouds opened up nicely on the way down.

Several other groups climbed the mountain on that day, and as far as I know, all made it to the summit.


thexcat - Sep 8, 2010 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010

So close

Don't like to sign logs unless I summit, but I'll make an exception here. 2 day climb with Ulf and guide Eulogio (great guide, but doesnt speak english). We made it to the ridge, ~50-100m from the summit and turned around. Ulf didn't like the exposure and I was relieved we were turning around - though I regret not pushing him to the summit! I hope to return one day.


oliverkalt - Aug 8, 2010 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010

normal route  Sucess!

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.


astrobassman - Jun 19, 2010 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2010

Shit Show  Sucess!

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.


DCcoug - Jun 15, 2010 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Super Climb!  Sucess!

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!

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