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!
Nice climb, but too many people.
It was a nice climb
Highest point thus far on resume. Beautiful seeing the sun rise over the amazon basin to the east. Spectacular summit!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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 day...so 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!
Nice climbb with BERSPECHTE group. Route is quite interesting, temperature a bit cold. I got 6106m on top with GPS.
Perfect weather, great views, only a couple of others on the mountain, so a really enjoyable few days.
It was great day to climb. I was the last in group to summit. Was having a slow day
Who are you Johnny Brown? Why did you steal my log entry? You probably weren't even born when I climbed Huayna Potosi in 1958. You had better own up and confess, you fake.
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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.
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.
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.
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.