Huayna Potosi Climber's Log

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Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 7, 2010 6:54 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

Normal Route, single day climb  Sucess!

Started from base camp a little after 7am and bypassed high camp. Took about five hours from base camp to summit. Due to our late start, we had the mountain to ourselves and didn´t have a traffic jam on the ridge! Soft snow wasn´t a problem. Beautiful weather and views. Can´t complain about the weather on this trip so far.

Buthrakaur - Mar 26, 2010 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

normal route  Sucess!

Not so many people like others describe, but definitely too many unprepared tourists which underestimate the mountain. It's not any hard climbing, but the altitude counts.. We had quite good weather until we get to summit then came clouds and snow shower so the descent wasn't nice at all...

bdynkin - Oct 8, 2009 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Nobody on the route/mountain  Sucess!

Climbed with AlexeyD. Amazingly, saw nobody the entire summit day except when got back returend back to the hut. With nobody on the route it seemed like a large, complicated mountain and a bit serious mountain for our team of two.


Gido - Sep 20, 2009 9:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Normal route  Sucess!

Summited on the moment that three climbers just fell of the westface. Fortunately they survived it. Nice summit ridge.


bledl - Sep 1, 2009 6:39 pm

Via de los Franceses  Sucess!

Hiked up to Campo Argentino & camped there completely alone (all tourists stayed in the hut). Climbed Via de los franceses with Martin, Christoph & Markus. Climbed the whole route in best neve without unpacking the rope & traversed to the main summit. We were alone during the whole climb. One of the best routes I have climbed so far.


BLong - Aug 4, 2009 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

Overclimbed!  Sucess!

This peak is an over climbed tourist trap that sees between 20-35 mostly underprepared people attempt the summit a day. If you want an easy, accessible peak with an obvious track to the summit, hit up H.P.

I wished I spent my time climbing Condorirri.

See the TR here:


mmcguigan - Jul 26, 2009 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Normal Route  Sucess!

Great climb with awesome views. About 20 people on the mountain but everyone was great.


Groundswell - Mar 23, 2009 5:38 pm

normal route  Sucess!

normal route with Jon. We were 2nd and last party on mountain the whole time-way better than crowds!


punchline - Mar 13, 2009 7:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

Traffic Jam  Sucess!

... at the top! On to Illimani


Archm - Feb 3, 2009 6:19 pm

Normal Route  Sucess!

Cold Night, very windy, temp -20c, I was happy to see the sun coming up!, great feeling bagging your first 6000er..


bellinghamclimber - Dec 24, 2008 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2008

normal route-Christmas Eve climb  Sucess!

Since we did the climb during Bolivia's wet season, there were no other climbers on the peak anywhere, which was awesome. Foggy conditions until the sun broke through, and awesome summit views.


dpsiebert - Aug 22, 2008 5:09 am

normal route  Sucess!

Climbed with AAI. Barely missed being taken out bt rock fall.


Herb - Aug 5, 2008 9:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

Normal route  Sucess!

My first 6.000 m peak! Great experience, although too many people on this mountain for my taste...
Beautiful views to the Altiplano, to Lake Titicaca and even to Sajama from the summit.
Had an incredible guide (Bernardo Guarachi from Andes Expediciones, he was the first Bolivian to climb Mt. Everest in 1998).

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Apr 6, 2012 4:30 pm

Re: Another Nice Day

When I climbed Huayna Potosi fifty years before you did, our party was practically the only group to climb it in 1958. Air travel has made this mountain much more accessible to many people who otherwise would never climb it.


johnmountaineering - Jun 27, 2008 10:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2008

Great climb and company  Sucess!

We had a great time on Huayna Potosi. The trip was everything We had hoped it would be. Summitting was definitely the high point. Overall I thought the expedition and specially the guides were excellent,in my book you could not find a more qualified company, they`re the best in Bolivia...I personally recommend using for your next expedition...


oddsverre - Apr 27, 2008 10:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

Huayna Potosi

Had to turn.


DrewB - Apr 13, 2008 11:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2002

Amazing Views  Sucess!

Hardly anyone else on the mountain that day and the sunrise from near the top was incredible. One of my favorite peaks just because of its beautiful profile.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Feb 8, 2008 7:20 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2008

Route Climbed: Normal

Made it to 18,000' and decided to turn back in foul weather.

Kenneth.alone - Dec 2, 2007 3:44 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2006

Two ways up!  Sucess!

First, the normal route. Secondly, the awe inspiring French route! great days, the both of them and what a pretty mountain she is!

Jessica L - Nov 25, 2007 8:23 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2007

Normal Route  Sucess!


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