Illimani Climber's Log

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phydeux - Oct 7, 2006 4:52 pm

Very Enjoyable Climbing

Did it with a guide service. Second favorite climb I've ever done after Aconcagua (since I/we arranged Aconcagua ourselves). Nice moderate technical climbing on the glacier, followed by that great walk to the summit at dawn. But geez, how can it be soooo cold that close to the equator!


esugi - Jul 21, 2006 2:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Summit Day to our selves  Sucess!

Climbed from Nido de Condores in 6 1/2 hrs. Long and cold. Only technical part is the 60 degree slope where I used two tools to lead the group. Placed one picket and one screw for running belay. On descent, we rapped off. Only tricky because you have to cross a crevasse (not so solid snow bridge) at the base to get on this slope. Summit ridge was fantastic. Not exposed as some people made it out to be.

We had the entire high camp and summit day to our selves. It was fantastic. Personal high altitude for me.


Bergrot - Jul 29, 2005 11:47 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 25 Oct 2002  Sucess!

Long but easy climb. 6h from Nido de condores to the summit.

Great view of La Paz and the altiplano during the night ascent.


thenewpassion - Sep 24, 2004 10:17 pm

Route Climbed: Direct Date Climbed: 17-Spet-04  Sucess!

It was a long haul, but we made the summit.


Andinistaloco - Sep 9, 2004 4:27 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: summer 2001  Sucess!

One of the coldest climbs I've done. Frozen sunscreen, frozen food (nearly broke my front teeth on an apple up top), icy beard.

But incredible views!

p.s. If you're here, PLEASE don't hand out candy to the kids begging in the low villages.

ant morgan

ant morgan - May 4, 2004 9:32 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

We climbed a more direct route, over the ice-cliffs. This was possible as it was earlier in the season

Pedro Hauck

Pedro Hauck - Oct 20, 2003 10:53 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: augost  Sucess!

the most dificult moment is to get in the high camp. Here is about 1500 meters trek to get there from the base camp.

gilles debray - May 29, 2003 8:13 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!

"Yeah !!! we made it, the highest we´ve ever been. Thanks a lot ... to Eulogio And Luis, you´re great guides. To Bolivian Journeys and its Managing Director Marco Soria ... you´re the best !."

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Jun 20, 2002 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: June 15th 1998

unfortunately after two weeks of fine weather at this day clouds came up and we had to turn around 50 m below the summit because of the storm. But nevertheless it was a great day at my highest - and most cold - mountain. The snow was very hard but you could walk very safely with crampons

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