Illimani Climber's Log

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Farmer - Feb 10, 2018 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

Normal route  Sucess!

What a briljant mountain. Great view from Nido de Condores to Sajama area - La Paz. We went a bit to fast. It was 5:30 when we arrived on the summit... Bloody dark and bloody cold..


NatureGirl - Aug 17, 2017 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017

cold summit  Sucess!

we were very lucky inbetween big groups we had the summit for ourselves ... only the 5 of us in base and highcamp and then on the summit ... wonderful!


cinnamonletter - May 20, 2016 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

A beauty  Sucess!

An unmissable climb if you're in La Paz.
It took me 5.5 hrs from high camp, and it was quite windy throughout the night but when we got to the top all winds died down. That lucky I was :)


gordonye - Jul 7, 2015 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015

Failed attempt

Attempted this beautiful peak with Mike Chen, but I encountered unexpected snow conditions - turned around at 5800 m.


mgware - Jun 30, 2015 4:38 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2014

Alone on the mountain  Sucess!

My guide and I were alone on the mountain. From high camp, the avalanches and glaciers made noise all night. This was truly a spiritual experience.

Cloud Ocean

Cloud Ocean - Feb 20, 2015 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Normal Route  Sucess!

3:45 from the car to Nido de Condores in the afternoon, 4:30 to the summit that night. Perfect conditions, but a very chilly climb in shadow until late morning. The sunrise was spectacular, as were the views over the mountain's other summits and towards distant peaks. A big mountain, and a beautiful one.


Humberto - Aug 7, 2014 10:26 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014


Fun climb with my buddies Adrian and Julver. 2 of us were not acclimatized but despite that we maintained a nice and steady pace that got us to 6k before the unstable snow conditions forced us to turn around.


richardpattison - Jul 29, 2014 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Normal route in 2 days  Sucess!

A 2 day climb: Taxi from La Paz then hiked up to High camp (Nido de Condores). Summitted on day 2 and descended back to Pinaya.


jasperreed - May 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Nice but too fast  Sucess!

Summited with a local guide in 2011. Easier than expected, not much more difficult than Hyuana Potosi. Don't do what I did and go super fast on the ascent, arriving in the dark. You'll need that energy later!


alisha - Jun 15, 2013 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Normal Route  Sucess!

Summitted with a completely clear sky. I actually found it easier than Huayna Potosi, definitely less traffic. Did the summit and returned to the base village all in one day.

starybaran - Aug 6, 2012 2:19 pm

Normal Route  Sucess!

Great mountain with great views. Very easy, just bit long. With my friend we even didnt have oportunity to use ice axes.


Fabrice.Rimlinger - Feb 13, 2012 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Normal route  Sucess!

Great climb. high camp >> Summit >> back to the car @ 2pm... wrecked but happy. Nido de Condores (high camp) offers great view over distant city of La Paz.


nbaisburd - Dec 13, 2011 6:11 pm

Normal route  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route with SP member LS. It was a fun one even though we had to attempt it twice due to 2 stolen ice axes in high camp.


AlbertoRampini - Nov 16, 2011 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1986

A great mountain  Sucess!



Guillaume.Ceyrac - Sep 5, 2011 10:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

South (and main) summit  Sucess!

Amazing 4 hours taxi trip to get to pueblo Pinaya. 2 hours to get to BC. Next morning, 4h10 to get to nido de condores, one of the most beautiful campo alto I've ever seen. On the third day, 4 hours to arrive at sunrise at the summit. Wonderful views over La Paz & El Alto, Huayna Potosi and even Sajama, Parinacota & Pomerape (200 km away) !
Climbed with Fabrice. We went there with Porfirio (guide) and Savino (cook and carrier) from Inca Land Tours, the cheapest agency we found in Sagarnaga street (Galeria Gladys n°233) : 300 USD all included with taxi transportation. We found the organisation and people very profesionnal and friendly and strongly recommend their services.


LS - Sep 3, 2011 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

Revenge on Illimani  Sucess!

Reached the summit in 4.5 hours together with SP'er nbaisburd. See trip report, GPS track and photos at my blog Distantpeak


LS - Aug 18, 2011 11:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Theft in High Camp

Climbed together with SP'er nbaisburd, but a thief stole our ice axes in high camp, so we even couldn't start the climb. See trip report, GPS track and photos at my blog Distantpeak

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jul 30, 2011 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

normal route  Sucess!

I climbed the normal route with BERSPECHTE. Nice climb , good conditions, quite cold and windy upthere.

Be extremly careful, a lot of thieves happen there, esepcially when coming bac and be tired, DO NOT LEAVE anything unattended outside your tents, our group suffered thefts of values. Dangeer at CB and even Nido de condores.

Beautiful peak.



rgg - Oct 12, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Normal route  Sucess!

A little windy at high camp. Around 3 am we headed out and it turned into a beautiful day.


oliverkalt - Aug 8, 2010 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

normal route  Sucess!

Beautiful day with not much wind. we reached the summit at about 6:50 just ~30min after sunrise. Descending back to the road the same day was tough. Nido camp is one of the most dramatic campsites I have ever seen.

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